UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Physiotherapy 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480765  4F 96.05 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Assumed knowledge: English (Advanced) plus Chemistry and either Physics or Biology.

Major studies: Physiotherapy.

Practical experience: Students will complete substantial supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings, both locally and nationally, as part of the program. Rural placements and placements distant from the local region are mandatory. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional experience will be the responsibility of the student.

Honours: Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the honours stream in the fourth year of the program in lieu of undertaking the two elective courses.

Professional recognition: The B Physiotherapy program has full accreditation awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA).

Career opportunities: Examples include physiotherapist in a variety of urban and rural health settings, including private practice, general hospitals, rehabilitation and community health centres, sports medicine clinics, research centres and consultancies.

Additional information: The B Physiotherapy curriculum integrates the clinical and basic sciences (behavioural and biomedical) and involves case-based learning and a strong interdisciplinary focus. The Physiotherapy program requires students to undertake extensive practical and professional experience.

This program requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by the NSW Ministry of Health, including policies around criminal record checking. These requirements may or may not include a WorkCover-approved first aid certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements.

Students in this program may also be required to spend a period of time in the University's Department of Rural Health based in various locations in NSW. While attending these centres students are responsible for all travel, accommodation and related expenses. Applicants should be aware of this requirement when applying for entry to the B Physiotherapy program.

This program and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. Students should be aware they need to be prepared to practise hands-on physiotherapy examinations and simulated treatments procedures on each other in laboratory classes. The award of this degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.

Students are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The current standard English Language Competency for registration as a practitioner in your chosen health discipline in most states of Australia is an IELTS of 7.0.

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