Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Students of this four-year course explore the human body in detail, and analyse how each muscle, bone, joint, and ligament enables human movement and development across a variety of age ranges and disabilities. Students develop a sophisticated understanding of how the lungs, heart, brain, and nerves work together, and how to improve peoples' lives through exercise and movement. Students will: Learn to read, critique, evaluate and apply evidence from research and science into the practices of health care and health services; enhance their communication skills in listening, speaking, explaining, and teaching; develop detailed knowledge of normal function and development of the musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic, and neurological systems; apply their knowledge and skill to assess, prevent, and treat developmental and degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic, and neurological systems; understand and apply the professional ethics, responsibilities, values, and standards for the practice of physiotherapy; and develop excellent clinical analytical and reasoning skills.
Standard entry requirements
Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by a year 12 ATAR, other Australian qualification, work experience, or an overseas qualification. Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places. To ensure your application is considered, we recommend applying by the 31st October as the first offers will be released in December.
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