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Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Exercise and Women's Health)

    Course overview

    • 2 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July

    Overview

    This course is designed for applicants with a prior qualification in Physiotherapy who wish to advance their skills and knowledge of Exercise and Women's Health. The course covers sound musculoskeletal clinical assessment with a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis and effective evidence-based physiotherapy management. Participants will develop their skills as primary contact practitioners in women's health clinical practice and design and apply evidence-based exercise prescription skills across the lifespan. Adolescence, the childbearing year, menopause, older age and musculoskeletal disorders in athletes will be explored.

    The Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Exercise and Women's Health) consists of two core subjects each of 12.5 points, PHTY90097 Musculoskeletal Disorders in Women and PHTY90004 Exercise for Women and the Professional portfolio of 25 points. The course is taught online with a face-to-face intensive (3 days per 12.5 credit point subject).

    On completion of this course, graduates will be able to demonstrate the following specific skills:

    • an advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology applied to a specialist physiotherapy area;
    • an advanced understanding of the recent knowledge base in a specialist physiotherapy area;
    • advanced clinical skills and techniques applicable to a specialist physiotherapy area;
    • an ability to promote evidence-based practice in a specialist physiotherapy area;

    And the following generic skills:

    • a capacity for self-directed learning and the motivation for life-long independent learning;
    • an advanced level of oral and written communication;
    • an ability to critically evaluate and synthesise research literature;
    • a capacity to manage competing demands on time;
    • an appreciation of the team approach to learning in complex areas. "

    Course Description 

    The Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Exercise and Women's Health) consists of two core subjects each of 12.5 points, PHTY90097 Musculoskeletal Disorders in Women and PHTY90004 Exercise for Women and the Professional portfolio of 25 points. The course is taught online with a face-to-face intensive (3 days per 12.5 credit point subject). Face-to-face teaching includes practical physiotherapy assessment and management skills, advanced clinical reasoning and applied exercise prescription.

    The Graduate Certificate of Physiotherapy (Exercise and Women's Health) is a pathway to the Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health). Students successfully completing this qualification can use core subjects as advanced standing towards the Masters Program.