48 months
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This Clinical Physiotherapy doctorate from Curtin University has been developed to allow you to develop your professional physiotherapy knowledge and skills, and complete a significant research program. 

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As well as choosing from a range of specialist coursework units, you will study the philosophy of evidence-based practice and develop practical skills in identifying, acquiring, evaluating and using evidence. You will further your clinical decision-making skills through the use of statistical analysis, including the examination of various forms of statistical testing.

Clinical practice is a significant component of this Clinical Physiotherapy doctorate from Curtin University . During your placement you will detail a variety of case histories and evaluate each as a reflective practitioner.

Why research at Curtin

Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally.

 Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.

Programme Structure

  • Apply highly advanced theoretical and clinical knowledge to the delivery of physiotherapy services in diverse and changing settings
  • Critically analyse information to plan, implement and evaluate highly advanced physiotherapy practice
  • Locate, extract and critically appraise evidence and information at a highly advanced level from a range of resources and apply to practice
  • Use appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills for effective interactions with individuals and groups
  • Use new and existing technologies relevant to specialised practice responsibly and effectively
  • Understand and implement varied learning strategies and take responsibility for ongoing highly advanced professional and personal development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


100 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 096302C

  • Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. 
  • Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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