Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is for those who want to prevent injury and disability in others as well as rehabilitate those already injured.You will learn how to identify, assess and treat conditions:musculoskeletalcardiorespiratoryorthopaedicneurologicalAs a graduate, you will have developed skills to work with everyone from children to the elderly, as well as deal with gender-specific issues.Our physiotherapy graduates have pursued careers in:hospitals (private and public)private practicesports, physical activity and exercise settingsworkplace settingsinjury preventionresearchGraduates can also work as consultants in educational, government and industrial institutions, and/or conduct research that contributes to the knowledge base of the profession.This physiotherapy course also offers students clinical placements during which they will be supervised by a clinical educator. During each placement students will develop and integrate knowledge, skills and professional behaviours in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Physiotherapy Council.High achieving Bachelor of Physiotherapy students can undertake honours in the third and fourth years, provided they meet admission requirements.

Structure

320 credit points. Students will undertake clinical placements in which they will be supervised by a clinical educator. Clinical placements allow students to use their knowledge of practical skills and apply them to the everyday needs of individuals in hospitals, private practice, aged care facilities and rehabilitation units.As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). As part of your enrolment, you must complete the Faculty of Health Sciences pre-placement requirements. To ensure you meet these requirements you need to start as soon as possible. Visit ACU's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website to view your Pre-Placement Requirements checklist.UniformsStudents are required to purchase and wear an ACU student physiotherapist uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase is available via ACU's Work Integrated Learning site www.wil.acu.edu.au.Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)Students are required to wear personal protection equipment when entering/participating in anatomy wet lab practical sessions. The protective equipment comprises of a lab coat, fully enclosed shoes and Australian standard safety glasses.

Subjects

  • Physiotherapy

Standard entry requirements

New South Wales GPA of 5.50 on the ACU seven point scale or greater in the first 4 semesters of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Pass program.Students will be ranked according to their GPA and the offer of a place in the Honours program and the number of places offered will be at the discretion of the School.Students must pass all units in the Honours program on the first attempt. Failure to do so will result in students being transferred back to the pass program. Queensland GPA of 5.50 on the ACU seven point scale or greater in the first 4 semesters of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Pass program.Students will be ranked according to their GPA and the offer of a place in the Honours program and the number of places offered will be at the discretion of the School.Students must pass all units in the Honours program on the first attempt. Failure to do so will result in students being transferred back to the pass program. Victoria GPA of 5.50 on the ACU seven point scale or greater in the first 4 semesters of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Pass program.Students will be ranked according to their GPA and the offer of a place in the Honours program and the number of places offered will be at the discretion of the School.Students must pass all units in the Honours program on the first attempt. Failure to do so will result in students being transferred back to the pass program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ballarat (Aquinas) No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No
  • Full-time : 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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