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Doctor of Physiotherapy

    • CRICOS Code: 071302J

    What will I study?

    Overview

    Intended learning outcomes

    The Doctor of Physiotherapy draws on the University of Melbourne's reputation for excellence in teaching and research to inspire and enable students to become outstanding physiotherapists ready to excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field. Desired graduate attributes have been carefully defined, developed and mapped to every component of the course. The 67 attributes, listed in full below, have been collated into six domains:

    1. Self
    2. Knowledge
    3. Patient
    4. Physiotherapy profession
    5. Systems of Health care
    6. Society

    Degree structure

    The Doctor of Physiotherapy program is a fully fixed course. In order to qualify for the Doctor of Physiotherapy students must successfully complete all subjects as outlined below (300 credit points):

    Year 1: Students complete 100 points of compulsory subjects.

    Year 2: Students choose one of Lifespan and Chronic Disease Practice and Sports and Manual Therapy to take in second year, and then take the other in third year.

    Year 3: Students choose one of Lifespan and Chronic Disease Practice and Sports and Manual Therapy to take in second year, and then take the other in third year.

    *Please note: All students are required to have their own equipment for use in classes. The equipment list is available here.

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