Why study the Master of Physiotherapy

Choose the Master of Physiotherapy if you are a physiotherapist wanting to gain advanced skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy or sports physiotherapy. The first stage of the program can be completed online for clinical physiotherapists working in various fields of special interest. You will gain in depth knowledge and advanced clinical skills, as well as broaden your clinical skills across the field of practice and the ability to critically evaluate and contribute to research in your preferred area of clinical specialty.

You can also obtain a second masters degree in the alternate area (either musculoskeletal or sports physiotherapy) through an additional semester of full-time coursework.

Summary

  • Program code
    5221
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in physiotherapy as well as 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Physiotherapy are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Physiotherapy. 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 UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Both fields of study have an extensive clinical practice component where you will practise under the supervision of dedicated specialist clinical educators.

Clinical placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area where you will be required to fund your travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Accreditation body

The Master of Physiotherapy is accredited by:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Professional registration

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

  • Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Please contact the relevant professional body for details about registration. Completion of the Master of Physiotherapy may not result in automatic registration for graduates.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Physiotherapy have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Physiotherapy.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

This field develops the specialised professional skills used by physiotherapists in respective disciplines. These skills include high level clinical reasoning and problem solving; assessment and diagnosis. Students are trained in the application of advanced preventive and management programs based on basic, behavioural, medical and physiotherapeutic sciences. Students also develop research skills and actively participate in clinical effectiveness, evaluation and research.

Sports Physiotherapy

Students gain specialised professional skills used by physiotherapists in respective disciplines. These skills include high level clinical reasoning and problem solving; assessment and diagnosis. Graduates have a developed ability to apply advanced preventive and management programs based on basic, behavioural, medical and physiotherapeutic sciences. Students also develop research skills and actively participate in clinical effectiveness, evaluation and research.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

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