Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Summer Semester

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

40

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physiotherapy Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences or allied health.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 21120

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in Summer - September 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email: enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4506

Online enquiry: click here

Web: https://shrs.uq.edu.au/node/2287

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Summer Semester

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

40

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physiotherapy Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences or allied health.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

CRICOS Code: 039545A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 50640

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

May 31 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: +61 3 86767004
Within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: https://shrs.uq.edu.au/node/2287

Why study the Master of Physiotherapy Studies?

This program equips students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for careers in physiotherapy. Physiotherapists treat the reactions and responses of the body to injury, disease or abnormalities in development. They are key health professionals in the prevention of injury.

Choose the Master of Physiotherapy Studies and you will graduate with an integrated body of knowledge and the clinical abilities, problem-solving skills and professional attributes to provide competent physiotherapy service in a wide range of contexts. You will also commit to self-learning and professional growth, and be able to adapt to change and respond to challenge. You will gain extensive practical experience in hospitals and clinics, both off and on campus.

What you can study

Students commence in this program with an introduction to the fundamental knowledge relating to professional issues, communication, physiotherapy examination and treatment techniques.

In the subsequent semesters, students will be exposed to the theoretical, practical and research aspects of musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic and neurological physiotherapy before undertaking supervised practice to develop their core competencies and ethical and professional behaviours necessary to function as a physiotherapist.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physiotherapy Studies.

Placement courses

Students undertake over 850 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

Students will commence full time clinical placements in the second year of the program.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Research component

All students learn to be consumers, collaborators and generators of physiotherapy-related research, completing courses covering health sciences research and a research project. Students integrate this into an evidence-based practice approach to clinical practice spanning from information literacy to knowledge translation.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences or allied health.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

Additional application information

This program starts in summer semester and is a full two years in duration, including a second summer semester.

Domestic students in the MPhtySt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in Summer - September 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences or allied health.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

This program starts in summer semester and is a full two years in duration, including a second summer semester.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 039545A

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

May 31 of the year of commencement.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 21120

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 50640

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Fee rules

View the 2017 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies

Careers

Graduates work in hospitals, rehabilitation units, community health centres and in schools. They may work in private practice offering treatments to a full range of patients or specialise in areas such as sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics or other fields of particular interest.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Accreditation body

  • Australian Physiotherapy Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Physiotherapy Studies

To complete the Master of Physiotherapy Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #40 from the MPhtySt List. Refer to the program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physiotherapy Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Physiotherapy Studies