In this course you will choose to major in continence and women’s health or manipulative therapy. In both majors you will study the philosophy of evidence-based practice and develop practical skills in identifying, acquiring, evaluating and using evidence. You will further your clinical decision-making skills through the use of statistical analysis, including the examination of various forms of statistical testing.
The rest of your studies will comprise specialised coursework units and clinical practice. During your clinical practice you will detail a variety of case histories and evaluate each as a reflective practitioner.
Australian & NZ Students
A bachelor degree in physiotherapy or equivalent, plus at least 12 months´ relevant clinical experience. Applicants must be registered physiotherapists with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia or be eligible for limited registration for postgraduate training in Australia.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
Continence and Women´s Health
This major will provide you with the opportunity to become an expert clinician in women´s health physiotherapy and its related areas of practice. In this major you will develop clinical skills in the assessment and management of conditions which are unique, common or serious to women, or require special interventions in women.
You will develop particular expertise in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction and its presentations, including bladder and bowel dysfunction, disorders of the pelvic organ and pelvic girdle support, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain.
The Manipulative Therapy major is designed to enhance knowledge, skill and clinical competencies in muscoloskeletal physiotherapy practice.
In this major you can learn: advanced examination and treatment, advanced patient management and clinical communication skills through evidence-based practice and contemporary clinical practice methods.
Please note: Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes which require appropriate disrobing when acting as clients in the peer group, and physically manipulating patients including lifting and supporting people with disabilities.
The continence and women´s health major includes practice of internal examination.
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