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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Pass and Honours)

BPhty
BPhty(Hons)

320 cp

Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Sydney (North Sydney) NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

New South Wales
Prerequisites: English (any); plus one of biology, chemistry or physics.

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA); plus one of biology, chemistry or physics (4, SA).

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 70 cp from Foundation Units;
  2. 30 cp from Interprofessional Units;
  3. 220 cp from Physiotherapy Practice Units.

3. Admissions Requirements – Honours Degree

To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours program, a student must have completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy pass degree, with a grade point average of at least 5.5.

4. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

To qualify for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy honours degree a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 70 cp from Foundation units;
  2. 30 cp from Interprofessional - Honours units;
  3. 220 cp from Physiotherapy Practice - Honours units.

5. Progression within the Course

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Foundation Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL121 10 Human Biological Science 1
BIOL122 10 Human Biological Science 2
PHTY100 10 Physiotherapy Anatomy 1
PHTY101 10 Physiotherapy Anatomy 2 (Pre: PHTY100)
PHTY200 10 Physiotherapy Pathophysiology 1 (Pre: BIOL121)
PHTY201 10 Physiotherapy Pathophysiology 2 (Pre: BIOL121)
PHTY203 10 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Physiotherapists (Pre: PHTY200)

Interprofessional Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC111 10 The Person, Health and Wellbeing
HLSC120 10 Society, Culture and Health
HLSC220 10 Health Care Ethics (Pre: Foundation Year Units)

Interprofessional Unit - Honours

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC400 10 Health Care Ethics for Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Practice Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHTY102 10 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
PHTY103 10 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2 (Pre: PHTY100. Co: PHTY101)
PHTY202 10 Movement Science and Practice 1 (Pre: PHTY103)
PHTY204 10 Movement Science and Practice 2 (Pre: PHTY202)
PHTY205 10 Cardiorespiratory Science and Practice 1 (Pre: PHTY200)
PHTY206 10 Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 1 (Pre: PHTY103)
PHTY207 10 Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 2 (Pre: PHTY101, PHTY206)
PHTY300 10 Cardiorespiratory Science and Practice 2 (Pre: PHTY203, PHTY205)
PHTY301 10 Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 3 (Pre: PHTY202, PHTY207)
PHTY302 10 Neurological Science and Practice 1 (Pre: PHTY201, PHTY204)
PHTY303 10 Neurological Science and Practice 2 (Pre:PHTY302)
PHTY304 10 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice (Pre: PHTY204)
PHTY305 10 Physiotherapy Practice 1
PHTY306 10 Physiotherapy Practice 2
PHTY400 10 Physiotherapy Practice 3 (Pre: PHTY305)
PHTY401 10 Physiotherapy Practice 4 (Pre: PHTY400)
PHTY402 10 Physiotherapy Clinic 1 (Pre: completion of all third year units)
PHTY403 10 Physiotherapy Clinic 2 (Pre: completion of all third year units)
PHTY404 10 Physiotherapy Clinic 3 (Pre: completion of all third year units)
PHTY405 10 Physiotherapy Clinic 4 (Pre: completion of all third year units)
PHTY406 10 Physiotherapy Clinic 5 (Pre: completion of all third year units)
PHTY407 10 Physiotherapy Clinic 6 (Pre: completion of all third year units)

Physiotherapy Practice Units - Honours

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHTY307 10 Physiotherapy Honours Practice 1
PHTY408 10 Physiotherapy Honours Practice 2


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.

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