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University of of South Australia Physiotherapy School Undergraduate Entry

  

Overview

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy prepares students for a professional career in physiotherapy and enables them to enter professional practice in various fields including: women`s and children`s health, sports, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurological and geriatric physiotherapy.

The program provides a balanced education in the related areas of medical science, humanities and physiotherapy practice and promotes evidence based practice and clinical reasoning approaches.

Courses in all years of the program fall within the biophysical sciences and professional studies. A major section of the early years of the program is the study of normal movement and the basic medical science courses. The remainder of the program deals with abnormal movement and the nature and application of physical modalities used in prevention and treatment of disease and disability. The student is trained not only as a member of the health care team concerned with the physical and psychosocial rehabilitation of sick and disabled people, but also to be a practitioner of first contact concerned with prevention of disability in the workplace, in the community and in recreational pursuits.

The program requires completion of 144 units of study.

South Australia Physiotherapy School

Entry Requirements

Canada High School (OSSD) requirement is minimum 80%. Assumed knowledge in Biology and Physics.

Clinical Work Experience

Students gain a range of professional practical experiences by undertaking clinical placements at the University-based Physiotherapy Clinic located at the City East campus and within a variety of metropolitan, rural and regional health settings. Students spend at least one of their placements outside Adelaide in a country or interstate location and are also required to undertake placements outside of teaching weeks.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The program is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Successful completion of the program is accepted for membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

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.

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UniSA Thriving In World Young University Rankings


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At 28 years old and in an increasingly competitive field of young universities, the has maintained its strong position at number 26 in the Times Higher Education global ranking of Universities under 50 years old.

The 2019 results follow a rise of six places in 2018 and are in step with the University’s strong performance in the THE Impact Ranking in April this year, where it earned a position of 22 in the world for overall University Impact and top 10 globally for quality education. …

University of South Australia Welcomes A Powerhouse In Space Partnership


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The Federal Government’s announcement that the Australian Space Agency will be based in Adelaide is outstanding news for the state and its university sector, according to UniSA’s Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research, Professor Tanya Monro.

Professor Monro says the decision will strengthen South Australia’s long and proud history in space technology and further the state’s expertise and international collaborations associated with space education, business and innovation.

“We are hopeful that this announcement will also strengthen our bid for one of the largest Cooperative Research Centres in Australian history to develop smart satellites, …

QantasLink Partnership Offers New Flight Path For UniSA Aviation Grads


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Today the and QantasLink will sign up to a partnership that ensures the University’s brightest and best aviation students have access to special industry based additional training provided by one of the world’s leading airlines. 

The partnership agreement will be signed at 10.30 am (Monday August 13) at UniSA’s Jeffrey Smart building, Hindley Street.

As Australia’s longest running aviation degree program, UniSA’s Bachelor of Aviation has been a huge success, graduating both pilots and aviation management professionals now employed across Australian and around the world. …

University of South Australia’s Professor Shudong Wang Honoured at NHMRC Awards


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World renowned cancer researcher, ‘s Professor Shudong Wang, was honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards in Canberra on 27 June, winning the Top Development Grant for 2017.

Professor Wang, who leads the team at UniSA’s Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, was awarded the prize to develop a new and effective enzyme-targeted drug for cancer patients.

Her team demonstrated the drug’s effectiveness against acute myeloid leukemia and cancers of breast and ovaries, …

University Of South Australia Steps Up Again In THE World Rankings


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The continues to grow its reputation as one of the world’s top 250 young universities, moving up six places in the Times Higher Education rankings to 26.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says UniSA’s performance in the prestigious world ranking of young universities has been on an upward trajectory for the past three years.

“As Australia’s University of Enterprise, we have set our sights on institution-wide improvement – in the teaching and research we conduct locally and internationally, …


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Intake:February
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences
Country:Australia