MC-PHYTH v.1 Master of Clinical Physiotherapy
Course CRICOS Code: 049888F
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course has been developed to provide graduates with the opportunity to continue their professional development as a lifelong learner. Students are provided with advanced theoretical knowledge, contemporary clinical practice and clinical research opportunities.
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Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Overview Note
The course includes units which require periods of supervised clinical practice. Applicants are advised that the course requires full participation in laboratory classes where practical skills and topics are presented. Essential learning strategies demand that all students disrobe appropriately to act as subjects for their peer group.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a four-year Bachelor degree in physiotherapy or equivalent from a recognised institution, plus a minimum of 2 years' relevant clinical experience. Applicants must either be registered physiotherapists, or eligible for temporary registration, in Western Australia. Students will be required to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GC-PHYTH Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
This is a dynamic course, based on contemporary best practice. It provides an opportunity for physiotherapists to develop their standard of practice both academically and clinically. The course focuses on integration of biomedical evidence and current concepts in clinical practice relevant to physiotherapy. Development of advanced clinical reasoning, diagnostic and treatment skills are promoted through interactive teaching, and supervised clinical practice. During this course, students undertake supervised research or project work relevant to their area of practice. Professionalism, clinical leadership and excellence in patient management are expected graduate attributes. Students can major in manipulative therapy, continence and women’s health, clinical physiotherapy or sports physiotherapy.
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Some units within the course are offered externally. All majors within this course are available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2016||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2016||Bentley Campus||Study Period 5||Y|
|2016||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|MJRP-SPPTM||v.1||Sports Physiotherapy Major (M ClinPhys)||200.0|
|MJRP-MNPTM||v.1||Manipulative Therapy Major (M ClinPhys)||200.0|
|MJRP-CNWHM||v.1||Continence and Women's Health Major (M ClinPhys)||200.0|
|MJRP-CLPTM||v.1||Clinical Physiotherapy Major (M ClinPhys)||200.0|
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International students studying in Australia on a student visa can only study full-time and there are also specific entry requirements that must be met. As some information contained in this publication may not be applicable to international students, refer to international.curtin.edu.au for further information. Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students studying outside Australia may have the choice of full-time, part-time and external study, depending on course availability and in-country requirements.