CB85 - Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is a four year degree consisting of 26 units and upon successful completion you will be eligible for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia as a Physiotherapist.

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) provides high quality and contempory tertiary education involving extensive and complex theoretical, clinical, and research experiences with the aim to develop highly competent and autonomous Physiotherapy graduates with advanced knowledge and skills.

Career Information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) can find employment in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, community health centres, private practices, schools and sporting teams. Graduates may also work in education and research.

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time or 0 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 192
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BPhysio(Hons)
AQF Level Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 811422
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 851422
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 075753E
  • BDG - 075753E
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

English (4SA), and a Science subject (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)

International students

Refer to the international student section

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CL13 - Diploma of Health Science
Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Rockhampton and Bundaberg campuses is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).

Learned Society Accreditiation

Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School This course is not offered via distance education, however, students will undertake some units via distance education and will be required to attend compulsory residential schools.
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Practicum/Work Placement

PSIO13002 - Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit.
PSIO14002 - Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit.
PSIO14004 - Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit.
PSIO14003 - Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit.
PSIO13003 - Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 186
2017 141
2016 130
2015 100
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Outline contemporary healthcare systems and the multi-cultural and societal factors underpinning modern practice
  • 2. Explain human body systems, disease processes and the role of allied health practitioners in the healthcare continuum
  • 3. Demonstrate contemporary allied health skills, including communication, and their application in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • 4. Plan, implement and evaluate complex physiotherapy intervention(s) for individuals and groups
  • 5. Apply appropriate standards of ethical, social and professional behaviour in the context of physiotherapy practice
  • 6. Critically analyse and reflect on advanced knowledge, principles and concepts related to physiotherapy
  • 7. Investigate, analyse and synthesise new information and evidence from a range of sources relevant to physiotherapy in order to inform and improve ongoing clinical and professional practice
  • 8. Advance health promotion and education activities pertaining to physiotherapy within the broader health care context
  • 9. Develop comprehensive knowledge of contempory research methods used in the health professions
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 26 Total credit points: 192

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1
PSIO11004 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2
PSIO11003 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
ALLH12007 Research Methods for Health Professionals
ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH12008 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology
PSIO12001 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSIO12002 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
PSIO12005 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2
PSIO12004 Neurosciences Across the Lifespan
MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSIO13001 Neurological Physiotherapy
PSIO13006 Rehabilitation of Functional Movement
PSIO13007 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSIO13002 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1
PSIO13003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2
Year 4 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSIO14002 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 3
PSIO14006 Research Project
Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSIO14003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 4
PSIO14004 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 5
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Work Integrated Learning and Clinical Experience

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy course involves extensive practical experience, both through university-based units and clinical education placements that are embedded into the course. In the third and fourth years students are expected to undertake five clinical education placements, each of five weeks duration.

Before commencing work placement, students must have gathered the following to provide to the appropriate academic supervisor and their fieldwork supervisor:

  1. Signed clinical placement agreement;
  2. Current Australian Federal Police ( National Police Check) (not older than 3 years);
  3. Current approved first aid/CPR certificate; and
  4. Evidence of Immunisations (Hepatitis B, whooping cough and Mantoux Test as per the CQUniversity Policy for Vaccination of students in health units at http://policy.cqu.edu.au/Policy/policy_file.do?policyid=157 ;
  5. Students require a Student (S) blue card -application form can be found at http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/
  6. Completion of CQU Pre-clinical checklist

Application for Credit Transfer

Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies undertaken equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity course have been successfully completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to claim exemption.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details on the guidelines and application process.

You can apply for direct credit against CQUniversity units, if equivalent tertiary level study has been completed. You must supply relevant documentation (study guides, unit profiles, etc) to do this. Or, in some courses you can apply for electives outside of CQUniversity range of units. If your study was undertaken more than 10 years old, you may not be eligible to apply for this as credit.

Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that students have access to the CQUniversity website. Students may be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the Internet.

It is strongly recommended that students have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online student resources that would include but not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.