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Master of Physiotherapy

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Part-time only - further details on the delivery arrangements for studying the Master of Physiotherapy are listed here.

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

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
    Part-time only - further details on the delivery arrangements for studying the Master of Physiotherapy are listed here.
  • 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.

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.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Physiotherapy will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, or contact UQ International for more information.

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:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

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.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,544
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Physiotherapy for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

Applications for the Master of Physiotherapy can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Physiotherapy is 5221. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Physiotherapy will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

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Additional application information

The following additional documentation must be submitted with your application:
  • the names and contact details of two referees*
  • a curriculum vitae showing full work history
  • evidence of continuing professional education

All successful applicants are required to hold registration in the jurisdiction in which they practice physiotherapy prior to commencement of the program and for the duration of Part A. For Part B, students are required to hold limited registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

* Referees must be of a professional or academic nature, from a workplace or from any prior study. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, brother, sister, or parent. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and partners or children of colleagues.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Physiotherapy is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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