Study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at UQ and you will join a long tradition of teaching, research and graduate excellence at the second largest school for health and rehabilitation sciences in Australia.
This program will prepare you for a career caring for people with musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory and other conditions, using techniques to reduce pain, improve movement and restore muscle control for better mobility. You will graduate with a highly respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning.
Be a leader in your field, gain internationally renowned qualifications and become a skilled healthcare professional who helps people improve their physical mobility.
Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Physics recommended).
The courses offered in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.Courses Program Rules
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.Program Rules
To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:
Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.
Students undertake over 900^ 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 placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop clinical skills in real life settings.
Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing full time block placements in year four.
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.
^ hours can vary depending on elective course chosen and whether a student elects to undertake the research stream.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is accredited by:
While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.
A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.
All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.
Concurrent diplomas are available in:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:
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