Teaching

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is a new and innovative four year undergraduate degree that commenced in 2006. 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. These include rural health services, and more than half of our students spend some time in rural locations during the clinical education component of the course.

Each year approximately 80 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 such as occupational therapy, radiography, nursing and emergency care.

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.