Bachelor of Science - Physiotherapy

Curtin University

This course provides the learning experiences to gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours expected of an entry level physiotherapist. It has a hybrid structure using curriculum based learning to efficiently learn foundation knowledge together with case studies and clinical practice to integrate knowledge into clinical decision making. It also emphasises evidence-based practice and encourages students in critical thinking. Prospective applicants are advised that the program requires full participation in laboratory classes where manual skills, including the ability to lift and support severely disabled patients independently and topics such as surface anatomy are presented. Essential learning strategies demand that all students disrobe appropriately in order to act as subjects for their peer group, have the ability to participate fully and are willing to act as subjects for their peer group and as mock patients for other students.

Course Fee:


International: $148,400

Entry Requirements:

Prerequisites: A least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology. STAT is not accepted for entry to this course, but may be used to demonstrate English competence requirements. Note: Physical Education Studies do not satisfy a science prerequisite. Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes which require appropriate disrobing when acting as clients in the peer group, and physically manipulating patients including lifting and supporting people with disabilities.

Structure:

This course contains majors/streams.

Subjects you can Study:

Physiotherapy

Study Pathways:

Some students admitted to the course who have been granted credit for recognised learning may be required to undertake HUMB2007 Foundations of Clinical Anatomy and Physiotherapy Practice in Study Period One. High achieving students may undertake honours within this bachelor degree.

Further information:

Students are required to show evidence of having completed an Aquatic /Hydrotherapy Rescue Award, or equivalent, before completing the first year of the course. A first aid qualification (Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent) is also required before completing first year.

Recognition:

This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is recognised by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Graduates are eligible for physiotherapy registration in any state or territory of Australia. Registration in New Zealand is available under the terms of the Trans Tasman agreement. Graduates applying for licensure in other countries will be required to provide details of their program of studies to the relevant bodies and may be required to sit a licensing examination.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Physiotherapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus 93.25 Yes Full time 4 years

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