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MAJOR

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Major (M ClinPhys)

MJRP-MNPTM

TAUGHT BY: School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

This major promotes an advanced standard of musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice through biomedical sciences knowledge, clinical and research skills development, and a broad appreciation of the concepts of evidence-based practice. In recent years a code of practice has been developed which considers the scope, limitations, evidence base and research prospects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy as it relates to community health care. The development of confidence and professionalism in clinical practice is also promoted. This is achieved primarily through the development of advanced patient examination and treatment skills, advanced clinical communication skills and prescription of appropriate patient management. This major within the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy focuses on the integration of evidence-based practice and contemporary methods of clinical practice. It is designed to develop advanced knowledge, skill and clinical competencies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice.

How to apply

This course sits within the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy degree. To apply for this course, you will apply for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the stream you wish to study.

Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge of specialised physiotherapy services at an advanced level in diverse and changing settings
  • Critically analyse information at an advanced level to plan, implement and evaluate specialised physiotherapy practice
  • locate, extract and critically appraise evidence and information from a range of resources and apply to advanced practice
  • use appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills to effectively provide physiotherapy management at an advance level to individuals and groups
  • use new and existing technologies relevant to advanced physiotherapy practice responsibly and effectively
  • understand and implement varied learning strategies, and take responsibility for ongoing professional and personal development
  • understand and apply ways of practicing specialised physiotherapy internationally through continued development of cross-cultural awareness within a global health care perspective
  • demonstrate respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • independently and collaboratively apply specialized professional skills in an ethical manner across a range of professional settings

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in physiotherapy or equivalent, plus at least two years of relevant clinical experience.

You must be a registered physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, or be eligible for limited registration for postgraduate training in Australia.

You will need to provide evidence of your successful completion of an approved course in first aid (CPR).

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree in physiotherapy or equivalent, plus at least two years of relevant clinical experience.

You must be a registered physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, or be eligible for limited registration for postgraduate training in Australia.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants must be registered physiotherapists with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, or eligible for limited registration for postgraduate training in Australia.

Commonwealth supported places are not available for new students.

The mid-year intake is part-time study only. This will extend the course duration.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

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.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

How to apply

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Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please view the About offering tab for more information, including how to apply.

Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-MNPTM
  • This offering was last updated on: 01/10/2019