What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is an allied health profession. Each allied health professional brings specialist knowledge and skills that are unique to their role. Although they often work alongside doctors and nurses, allied health professionals make independent assessments and decisions about treatment.
Physiotherapists provide high quality health care to patients and clients in a wide range of care situations such as hospitals, the community, people’s homes and schools. Some physiotherapists choose to specialise in a particular area following graduation, such as sports physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory or paediatrics. All the allied health professions involve working directly with patients, usually one-to-one but sometimes with groups of people who have similar health problems.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is an innovative four year undergraduate degree. The curriculum is fully integrated, so that learning is consistently placed within the context of conditions for which people typically seek physiotherapy care. The first two and half years are primarily conducted at the University. Students spend most of their time on the picturesque Peninsula Campus of Monash University and a day a week at the Clayton campus. The last year and a half are primarily in clinical education, which is taken at sites managed by clinical partners.
Each year more than 120 new students enter the first year of the program, and around 25% of these students do not come directly from school. Students work primarily in small groups throughout the course. The core areas of education, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological physiotherapy, are designed and taught by experienced and highly skilled physiotherapists and supported by innovative education in anatomy and biomedical sciences. Students also spend time in each semester collaborating with students of other health care professions.
Student feedback on the course has been very positive. We are committed to listening and responding to the needs of our students and clinical physiotherapists. Our mission is to develop an exemplary course that engages students and provides skills in lifelong learning and a commitment to ethical and high quality practice
International student requirements
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Entry to Practice qualification:
Commencing mid-year 2020 we will offer an entry to practice qualification - the Doctor of Physiotherapy (Masters extended). This three-year, full time, integrated program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and clinical practice experience required to work as a physiotherapist, with a particular focus on the development of leadership skills. Building on an undergraduate degree in foundational sciences and learning from expert physiotherapists and researchers, the Doctor of Physiotherapy will prepare you to work in public and private hospitals, private practice, sports, aged care and community health, both locally and beyond. More information about this new course will be available here soon.
Future students - please Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or submit an enquiry at https://register.monash.edu.au/enquiry/
Current students - please submit an enquiry online via ask.monash (http://ask.monash.edu) or phone Monash Connect on +61 3 9902 6011.