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Bond University welcomes Canadians to Physiotherapy School

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In May, Bond University welcomed five KOM students into Bond’s School of Physiotherapy.

This program commences in May each year.  It is two years in length with 3 semesters per year.

Bond Physio alumni

Bond’s Doctor of Physiotherapy

The Doctor of Physiotherapy* (DPhty) program 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.

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.

Academic Requirements

1. Successful completion of a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree from Bond University, or equivalent degree from a recognised institution (including Canadian universities), meeting the following minimum academic entry criteria:

  • Two semesters of Human Anatomy
  • Two semesters of Human Physiology
  • One semester of Biomechanics
  • One semester of Research Design/Statistics
  • One semester of Physiology of Exercise
  • One semester of Exercise Prescription
  • Transcripts of completion of primary degree and specific subject outlines need to be supplied with applications

2. Successful performance at a selection interview.

Applications open in July 2013 for the May 2014 intake.  Contact KOM Consultants for more information on Bond’s Doctor of Physiotherapy or Australian Physiotherapy Schools in Australia.  Apply now to other Australian Physiotherapy Schools before the application deadlines.  Most Physiotherapy schools have limited seats.