Physiotherapy - M6032

Physiotherapy

Professional entry master degree

As a physiotherapist, you have the opportunity to make a big impact on someone’s life. Whether you’re part of a transplant recipient’s first steps with a new set of lungs or helping an athlete get back on the field after an injury, it’s a highly rewarding job.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy provides you with the knowledge, skills and clinical experience to start your career as a physiotherapist. Based at our Peninsula campus, you’ll become part of a growing specialist precinct for allied health and primary care education and research.

A physiotherapist in training from day one

Get hands-on experience and exposure to the clinical environment from the start of your degree. We offer early work-integrated learning, where you’ll see physiotherapists in action, take part in simulation activities and practice your new skills in our physiotherapy practice labs and rehabilitation gym on campus. You’ll also have opportunities to learn collaborative practice alongside students from other areas of health, preparing you to provide the best possible patient care.

Practical experience at Victoria’s leading hospitals and health services

We partner with some of the state’s major healthcare providers to give you access to high-quality clinical training. Our placements take place in a range of facilities from hospitals to rehabilitation centres to private practice. Your placement could take you to the Alfred, Australasia’s largest trauma centre, community rehabilitation with Peninsula Health, or even with a rural healthcare service.

Creating future healthcare leaders

At Monash, we’re not just educating tomorrow’s physiotherapists, but preparing the next generation of leaders in health. You’ll complete your own research project, under the guidance of one of our physiotherapy experts and have the opportunity to make a difference to physiotherapy practice and services. With training in leadership, advocacy and education as part of your degree, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of potential career pathways.

Accreditation

Full accreditation is expected in 2023, when the first cohort of Doctor of Physiotherapy students complete our program, in-line with the Australian Physiotherapy Council accreditation guidelines.

Visit monash.edu/medicine/dpt to keep up-to-date on the accreditation process.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
Second Semester (July 2020)
Qualification
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Course Handbook

Course theme

Our Doctor of Physiotherapy curriculum is underpinned by four major themes, which are integrated throughout each unit you complete:

Personal and professional development

Develop the personal attributes and related skills to assist you in the transition to becoming a physiotherapist. This includes communication and interprofessional collaboration skills and ethics and legal issues.

Population, society and health

Consider the broader cultural, society and population issues that impact on health and health care delivery. Dedicated studies in leadership, business, education and advocacy support this theme.

Applied practice

Gain the clinical competencies integral to physiotherapy practice. This focuses on incorporating the best available research evidence with the clinical reasoning skills of assessment, management and evaluation of patients within a range of environments and the delivery of appropriate health care.

Research

Build the knowledge and skills that are required to independently collect, interpret and critically evaluate research issues relevant to physiotherapy practice.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Already registered as a physiotherapist in Australia? Unfortunately, you will not be eligible to enter this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree* (or equivalent) in a relevant area of study** with at least 70% distinction average.

*Completion of undergraduate degree within last 10 years

** Relevant area of study must include human anatomy AND human physiology AND biostatistics.

Example units: BMS2011 (human anatomy), BMS2031 (human physiology), BMS1042 (biostatistics)

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for all applicants:

National Police Check, Working With Children Check & Immunisation: Successful applicants must satisfy the immunisation requirements specified by the Faculty, complete a National Police Check each year before undertaking clinical placements and hold a valid Working with Children Check. Failure to hold satisfactory checks may result in students being unable to complete this course. See monash.edu/medicine/study/student-services/mandatory-compliance

Making the application

Future students

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6032

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Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$39,500

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments fromCentrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for detailsAdditional eligibility criteria apply.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.