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Physiotherapy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers an innovative problem-based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners.

About

The 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 Doctor of Physiotherapy assists you to progressively develop and apply your knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviour for physiotherapy practice and places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with 50 per cent 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 musculoskeletal 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;
  • Paediatrics or women’s / men’s health, or private / sports practice.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy produces work-ready graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes and behaviours to be eligible for registration as a physiotherapist in Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Physiotherapy
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Maximising Human Potential
  • Physiotherapy for Chronic Disease and Disability
  • Diversity and Life Stage Clinical Practice 
  • Physiotherapy Leadership, Management and Advocacy
  • Chronic Disease and Disability Clinical Practice
  • Neurological Physiotherapy Clinical Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    98

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 075478G

Successful completion of a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree from Bond University, or equivalent degree from a recognised institution with a cumulative GPA 2/4 or 5/7 or better.

Evidence of the following tertiary subject prerequisites:
  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22320 AUD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    44640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22320 AUD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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based on 4 subjects per semester

Living costs for Gold Coast

  • 1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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