What will I learn?

The Department of Physiotherapy recently celebrated 25 years of excellence in physiotherapy education. 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.

Graduates will be work-ready and immediately employable following registration having gained diverse clinical experience in major hospitals and knowledge of primary healthcare and community engagement.

Led by highly credentialed and networked lecturers and mentors, as well as connections with leading hospitals, research institutes and the private sector, the Doctor of Physiotherapy is designed to meet the current and future needs of students, patients and the changing nature of the health workforce.

Graduates have the opportunity to pursue careers in a range of health settings including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organisations, in public health advocacy or industry bodies.

The course prepares students for the current needs and changing roles of the physiotherapist in areas such as chronic disease management, health promotion and prevention, as well as acute care, rehabilitation, and sports and private practice. The clinical program builds progressively to independent practice, with approximately 37 weeks of clinical practice.

The program also features include advanced theoretical knowledge in areas such as pharmacology, leadership and management, and including a student conference.

The program includes:

  • Clinical placements in major metropolitan teaching hospitals, primary care, rural and international settings
  • Innovative teaching methods and an extensive clinical program that offers advanced skills that will create work-ready and highly employable graduates
  • Being part of one of the largest health sciences faculties in Australia
  • Being part of Australia's strongest research university

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

CRICOS

071302J

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$53,888.00 (US$ 38,452) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $169,882
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have achieved an overall H2A (75-79%) grade in the relevant honours or masters degree to be eligible to apply. However, in recent years successful applications have required an H1 (80-100%) overall grade range. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 600 + TWE 5.0; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 94 + (Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed either:

An undergraduate degree in any discipline, with studies to have been completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Physiotherapy. For example, if you are applying for the 2020 intake then your undergraduate degree must have been completed from 2010 onwards, or

For applicants whose most recently completed undergraduate degree was completed 10 or more years before 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Physiotherapy, a Graduate Diploma, Master or PhD degree or equivalent completed within 10 years before 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Physiotherapy; and

Prerequisite University subjects in human anatomy and human physiology or equivalent (one subject of each), with prerequisite subjects to have been completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Physiotherapy. For example, if you are applying for the 2020 intake then prerequisite subjects must have been completed from 2010 onwards. Please visit MDHS Health Hub prerequisites for further details. and

A multi-mini interview (which may be restricted to shortlisted applicants).

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0;
TOEFL (paper-based test): 600 +, TWE 5.0;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13;
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 +, written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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