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Master of Physiotherapy Studies

Program code: 5267
CRICOS code: 039545A

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

Summer Semester (26 Nov, 2018)

Why study the Master of Physiotherapy Studies

This program will equip you 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.

Physiotherapy often involves:

  • assisting in the physical management of the cardio-respiratory system
  • improving balance and motor control for better performance and function
  • physical methods to control pain
  • promotion of motor development and coordination
  • therapeutic exercise for impaired muscle systems.

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.

Summary

  • Program code
    5267
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Summer Semester (26 Nov, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    40
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    039545A

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.

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

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Physiotherapy Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Physiotherapy Studies 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 Studies. 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

You will undertake 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, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life settings.

Throughout the program, you will engage in clinical experiences and commence full time clinical placements in the second year of the program.

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 Studies is accredited by:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Council

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 Studies may not result in automatic registration for graduates.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Physiotherapy Studies 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.

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 $53,180
Indicative fee 2018

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

If you do not enrol in the intensive 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)
  • 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.

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

All international student applications for the Master of Physiotherapy Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Physiotherapy Studies is 5267. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

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 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.

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 Studies is:

  • May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

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