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Bond University School of Physiotherapy

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Bond University’s School of Physiotherapy

Bond University is a private university located near the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia. 

The university offers fast-tracked degrees in a state of the art facility.  As Bond University delivers programs on a trimester system, graduates can complete their degree up to 12 months ahead of the rest by studying three semesters per year. 

Bond is proud to announce that it has Australia’s lowest student to staff ratio meaning small class sizes to give the attention you need.

Bond’s Physiotherapy School offers a Doctor of Physiotherapy.  It is two year’s in length and has a start date in May.   

The Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Bond University offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners. The DPhty Program integrates the clinical, pathological and related sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviours and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients.

The DPhty Program assists students to progressively develop and apply their knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviour for physiotherapy practice and places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with 50% of the program undertaken in a clinical context. The first 30 weeks of clinical practice addresses five core areas in both hospital and community settings and one elective. Variable experiences across the lifespan are sought in the clinical areas of:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Cardio-respiratory practice;
  • Out-patient musculo-skeletal practice (hospital or private practice settings);
  • Neurological and ortho-geriatric rehabilitation (hospital and community settings);
  • Chronic Disease and Disability, whether paediatric or adult in context, and
  • Paediatrics or women’s/men’s health, or private / sports practice

In the final semester, the DPhty Program culminates in a 12-week clinical internship with an aligned research project. This extending clinical / research opportunity is designed to ensure graduates are well prepared for entry into the physiotherapy workforce.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy is now approved for student income support.

Work Experience & Internships

The first 30 weeks of clinical experiences will be gained in both hospital and community settings and includes working in the clinical areas outlined above. Students complete a clinical internship (12 weeks) with an embedded research project in their final semester. This final placement is designed to ensure graduates are ideally prepared for entering the workforce.

Don’t forget applications are now open for the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Bond University which starts in May 2013.  Deadline is September 27th, so APPLY NOW. 

Contact KOM Consultants now for more information on applying and Physiotherapy Schools in Australia and the UK.