Coursework

Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health)

Overview

What you will learn

As a student of this course, you will interrogate the latest evidence and innovation in the discipline and use this to develop your own clinical practice. You are able to choose from a wide range of elective subjects and scaffold your learning to your particular career goals.

Throughout the course, you will learn how to:

  • Discuss principles and frameworks of professional and ethical practice
  • Integrate evidence in the provision of advice and promotion of health and wellbeing in diverse patient populations
  • Utilise technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to advancement of practice
  • Design and implement advanced clinical management for patients with conditions relevant to Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health physiotherapy
  • Understand the scope of practice and expertise of other relevant professionals, leading to appropriate referral and communication of information
  • Integrate theory, evidence and clinical reasoning in your clinical decision-making.

In your capstone project, you can choose to undertake either a research project, which involves working within a research team, or a rehabilitation professional project, which involves completing a quality assurance project within your practice context.

Course structure

To achieve the Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health), you must complete:

  • Six core subjects
  • Four electives, and
  • One capstone.

    Please note: Students can apply for recognition of prior learning for post graduate subjects that have learning outcomes related to pelvic health and the titling process in physiotherapy. This could reduce the total course fee by up to 50%. Please contact our student support team for more information.

Workload

The workload in this program varies depending on the subject you are enrolled in. For the four campus-based subjects, learning is though full-time attendance for two weeks with independent study to consolidate your learning and to complete assessment tasks. For online subjects, it is anticipated that you will spend approximately 12 to 15 hours per week learning and preparing your assessment tasks.

Teaching dates

PHTY90002 THE PELVIC FLOOR: FUNCTION & DYSFUNCTION
Teaching datesDurationFocusNotes
2–27 May 2022 4 weeks Preparatory Lessons Online (asynchronous) – study at your own pace
1–4 June 2022 4 days Online Theory Online (synchronous, live)
14–18 June 2022 1 week Practical Intensive Face-to-face on campus (Parkville), including practical exam
PHTY90003 ADVANCED PRACTICE IN PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
Teaching datesDurationFocusNotes
2–27 May 2022 4 weeks Preparatory Lessons Online (asynchronous) – study at your own pace
6–9 June 2022 4 days Online Theory Online (synchronous, live)
20–23 June 2022 4 days Practical Intensive Face-to-face on campus (Parkville), including practical exam
27–28 September 20222 daysOnline TheoryOnline (synchronous, live)
PHTY90097 MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS FOR WOMEN
Teaching datesDurationFocusNotes
18–22 July 2022 1 week Introductory Week Online (asynchronous) 
25 Jul–1 September 2022 6 weeks Online Learning Interactive online lessons, discussion board (asynchronous) – study at your own pace, and webinars (live)
2–4 September 2022 3 days Practical Intensive Face-to-face on campus (Parkville) or Online (live, not recorded)
5–18 September 20222 weeksOnline LearningInteractive online
 lessons, discussion board (asynchronous) – study at your own pace
PHTY90004 EXERCISE FOR WOMEN
Teaching datesDurationFocusNotes
10–14 October 2022 1 week Introductory Week Online (asynchronous) 
17 October – 24 November 2022 6 weeks Online Learning Interactive online lessons, discussion board (asynchronous) – study at your own pace, and webinars (live)
25–27 November 2022 3 days Practical Intensive Face-to-face on campus (Parkville) or Online (live, not recorded)
18–11 December 20222 weeksOnline LearningInteractive online
 lessons, discussion board (asynchronous) – study at your own pace

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