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University of Sydney Physiotherapy School Postgraduate Entry

  

Overview

The Master of Physiotherapy (MPhty) prepares graduates for professional practice as physiotherapists.

Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle and nerve disorders. They use a range of drug-free techniques to treat and prevent injuries, and assist their clients to maintain fit and healthy bodies.

The MPhty includes studies in neurosciences for physiotherapists, functional musculoskeletal anatomy, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy, and advanced cardiopulmonary.

The course is a graduate-entry program, which means students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry. As the MPhty leads to eligibility to practise, students will be assisted in achieving prescribed professional competencies through practical and theoretical skill acquisition and clinical fieldwork placements.

Clinical placements are undertaken in both the public and private sectors. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the career path they have chosen, and its place in the contemporary health system.

The pace of work in the MPhty is commensurate with the expectations of postgraduate study, as is the level and complexity of the issues dealt with in the degree, including research project design.

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Clinical Work Experience

A number of clinical and professional fieldwork opportunities are scheduled as part of the course. Fieldwork provides hands on experience with real clients in a supervised environment allowing students to combine academic study with the practical abilities required of the rehabilitation counselling profession.

As part of this course eligible students also have the opportunity to take part in the ‘FHS Abroad’ program which involves academic study and a 4-6 week placement with non-government organizations and other development agencies in one of a small number of countries in South and South East Asia. This experience (valued at 6 credit points) enables students to gain a real understanding of global health and make a lasting difference to communities worldwide.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree, or equivalent degree from recognized institution, meeting the following minimum academic entry criteria: *Canada: completed undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Human Kinetics or other relevant Health Sciences area with a minimum 65% GPA.

Assumed knowledge in the following areas;

Human anatomy, Human Physiology, Neuroscience, Biomechanics, Psychology, Motor Performance and Learning, Research Design and Statistics, Measurement of Human Performance, Exercise Physiology (desirable but not essential).

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

University of Sydney Master of Physiotherapy program is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) and recognized by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Students wishing to license as a physiotherapist in Canada should contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy for procedures and accreditation procedures. The CAP is the national federation of provincial/territorial regulators in Canada.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Master of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:2 years full time
Intake:March
Application Deadline:October
Number of Seats Available:limited
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences
Country:Australia