UNDERGRADUATE

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists help us recover, maintain and enhance our ability to move freely and without pain. They help us overcome injury, preserve physical condition during and after illness, and improve athletic performance.

Degree Details

Our Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) equips you to assess and manage a range of health conditions.

With many courses taught by registered practising physiotherapists, the degree places an emphasis on real-world experience. In up to 900 hours of work-based training, you’ll work with children and adults of all ages in multiple settings which may include: public and private health organisations; schools; rehabilitation centres; sporting organisations; aged care and more.

You’ll gain high-level knowledge and skills in:

  • human anatomy, biomechanics and physiology
  • clinical assessment and management of patients with cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction, and developmental disorders
  • safe patient handling practices and patient education
  • broad public health issues
  • evidence-based, patient-centred care.

You’ll regularly access our purpose-built training facilities and state-of-the-art simulation suites—among Australasia’s most advanced. In addition, you’ll benefit from collaborative learning with key complementary disciplines, speech pathology and occupational therapy.

From third year, you’ll choose one of two streams—research* or industry—and undertake a major project. Research will hone your skills in developing new knowledge; industry focuses on integrating research into practice.

Career Readiness

Qualified physiotherapists have a wide range of career options in metropolitan and rural settings. Physiotherapists work in public and private hospitals, community health care, private practice, aged care, sporting organisations, rehabilitation centres, education, and research.

Please see the inherent requirements for physiotherapy programs for further information.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Industry Placement

From first year, students will undertake an observational clinical placement, before completing 900+ hours of clinical placement in a range of metropolitan and rural settings throughout the final 18 months of the program.

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) has been conditionally accredited for a period of 4 years, commencing 31/12/2020.
The University of Adelaide will continue to work with the Australian Physiotherapy Council during this period.

Potential careers

Physiotherapist

Australian Year 12 One of the following subjects: - SACE Stage 2 Biology or, - SACE Stage 2 Chemistry or, - SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods, OR equivalent. MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
International Qualifications One of Biology or Chemistry or Mathematics
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
IELTS Overall 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7
TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27
Pearson Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65
C1 Advanced Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185

Degree Structure

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) requires four years of full-time study, with no option for part-time study.
In the first year of study, you will be introduced to anatomy, physiology, public health and health research courses, with a focus on physiotherapy principles and body movement combined with an introduction to professional practice.

The second year includes detailed applied anatomy, the principles behind physiotherapy management, and incorporates pathophysiology and pharmacology.

The final two years of the program include specialised practice principles including gender- and age-specific needs relative to women’s health and paediatrics; while developing your knowledge of specialty content relating to the clinical assessment and management of clients with cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction.

Clinical placement courses within the third and fourth year of the program provide you with an opportunity to apply learning in professional practice settings, under the supervision of qualified and registered clinical professionals.

From late third year, you’ll choose one of two streams—research* or industry— and undertake a major project. Research will hone your skills in developing new knowledge; industry focuses on integrating research into practice.

Eligibility for entry to the Research Stream will be determined by a student’s cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) for the courses which comprise the first and second years of the program, and the availability of a suitable research project and supervisor within the School. Students with a cumulative GPA of 5 or greater will be notified of their eligibility for entry to the “Research Stream” at the commencement of the third year of the program. Eligible students who wish to undertake the Research Stream will be required to contact the School of Allied Health Science and Practice Honours Coordinator to discuss their area of interest and project the availability of a suitable research project and supervisor.

Further information
All courses are compulsory. The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) does not contain elective courses.

Assessment

Assessment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) consists of formative and summative work including but not limited to; essays, case studies, tests, oral presentations, practical assignments, tutorial participation, structured clinical assessments and written examinations. Both face-to-face and online methodologies will be used.

How To Apply

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

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Degree Details

Our Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) equips you to assess and manage a range of health conditions.

With many courses taught by registered practising physiotherapists, the degree places an emphasis on real-world experience. In up to 900 hours of work-based training, you’ll work with children and adults of all ages in multiple settings which may include: public and private health organisations; schools; rehabilitation centres; sporting organisations; aged care and more.

You’ll gain high-level knowledge and skills in:

  • human anatomy, biomechanics and physiology
  • clinical assessment and management of patients with cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction, and developmental disorders
  • safe patient handling practices and patient education
  • broad public health issues
  • evidence-based, patient-centred care.

You’ll regularly access our purpose-built training facilities and state-of-the-art simulation suites—among Australasia’s most advanced. In addition, you’ll benefit from collaborative learning with key complementary disciplines, speech pathology and occupational therapy.

From third year, you’ll choose one of two streams—research* or industry—and undertake a major project. Research will hone your skills in developing new knowledge; industry focuses on integrating research into practice.

Career Readiness

Qualified physiotherapists have a wide range of career options in metropolitan and rural settings. Physiotherapists work in public and private hospitals, community health care, private practice, aged care, sporting organisations, rehabilitation centres, education, and research.

Please see the inherent requirements for physiotherapy programs for further information.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Industry Placement

From first year, students will undertake an observational clinical placement, before completing 900+ hours of clinical placement in a range of metropolitan and rural settings throughout the final 18 months of the program.

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) has been conditionally accredited for a period of 4 years, commencing 31/12/2020.
The University of Adelaide will continue to work with the Australian Physiotherapy Council during this period.

Potential careers

Physiotherapist

Australian Year 12 One of the following subjects: - SACE Stage 2 Biology or, - SACE Stage 2 Chemistry or, - SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods, OR equivalent. MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
International Qualifications One of Biology or Chemistry or Mathematics
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
IELTS Overall 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7
TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27
Pearson Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65
C1 Advanced Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185

Degree Structure

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) requires four years of full-time study, with no option for part-time study.
In the first year of study, you will be introduced to anatomy, physiology, public health and health research courses, with a focus on physiotherapy principles and body movement combined with an introduction to professional practice.

The second year includes detailed applied anatomy, the principles behind physiotherapy management, and incorporates pathophysiology and pharmacology.

The final two years of the program include specialised practice principles including gender- and age-specific needs relative to women’s health and paediatrics; while developing your knowledge of specialty content relating to the clinical assessment and management of clients with cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction.

Clinical placement courses within the third and fourth year of the program provide you with an opportunity to apply learning in professional practice settings, under the supervision of qualified and registered clinical professionals.

From late third year, you’ll choose one of two streams—research* or industry— and undertake a major project. Research will hone your skills in developing new knowledge; industry focuses on integrating research into practice.

Eligibility for entry to the Research Stream will be determined by a student’s cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) for the courses which comprise the first and second years of the program, and the availability of a suitable research project and supervisor within the School. Students with a cumulative GPA of 5 or greater will be notified of their eligibility for entry to the “Research Stream” at the commencement of the third year of the program. Eligible students who wish to undertake the Research Stream will be required to contact the School of Allied Health Science and Practice Honours Coordinator to discuss their area of interest and project the availability of a suitable research project and supervisor.

Further information
All courses are compulsory. The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) does not contain elective courses.

Assessment

Assessment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) consists of formative and summative work including but not limited to; essays, case studies, tests, oral presentations, practical assignments, tutorial participation, structured clinical assessments and written examinations. Both face-to-face and online methodologies will be used.

How To Apply

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

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Duration:Full-time 4 years

Location:Australia

Fees:AUD$41,000

intake: February

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