Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

University of Newcastle

This program involves the learning of professional physiotherapy knowledge and skills underpinned by the relevant biomedical and behavioural sciences. Physiotherapy is a health profession concerned with the prevention, assessment and treatment of human movement disorders. Clinical problems encountered by the physiotherapist are wide ranging and often challenging, but usually involve musculoskeletal, neurological or cardio-respiratory disorders. Physiotherapists are people with effective interpersonal skills, including communicative and empathic abilities, highly developed problem solving skills, proficient manual handling skills and motivation to continually improve and learn. Orthopaedics, intensive care, paediatrics, women's health, geriatrics, stroke recovery and occupational health are domains in which physiotherapists can pursue professional practice.

Course Fee:


International: $139,480

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: Chemistry and either Physics or Biology, and Advanced English; criminal record checks, screening and immunisations

Structure:

320 units of compulsory courses, full time over 4 years on-campus. A case-based learning approach and innovative educational strategies are used to integrate the clinical and basic sciences. The program includes 300 units of core courses, 2 elective courses or 2 graded honours courses each 10 units. Clinical placements start in first year and continue throughout the degree in private practices, hospital wards, rehabilitation units, community health centres and hospital clinics.

Subjects you can Study:

Physiotherapy

Study Pathways:

Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the graded honours stream in the fourth year of the program.

Further information:

This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW health facilities, and as such there is a requirement to meet specific placement verification requirements including criminal record checks, screening and immunisations. Students are expected to comply with these requirements and may also be required to demonstrate fitness to practice prior to undertaking clinical placement courses. This degree and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. The award of this degree is dependent upon the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.

Recognition:

The degree is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme administered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Physiotherapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 88.25 No Full time 4 years

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