Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Physiotherapy - 252JA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Physiotherapy|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
Become an expert in your field.
Bring your professional experience into an academic sphere by studying a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Physiotherapy. Enhance your understanding of physiotherapy practice and research, enrich your career and give something back to the field you excel in.
Build on your masters in clinical physiotherapy to craft a PhD in your specialist area of health sciences at UC.
Complete your Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Physiotherapy to:
- reinforce, complement and deepen your existing skills
- pursue a rigorous and satisfying piece of original research
- develop the skills you need to communicate your work to other professionals
- demonstrate a deep knowledge of physiotherapy practice
- make a contribution to the future of research in your field.
By completing a PhD in Clinical Physiotherapy, you will be equipped to:
- teach physiotherapy at the most advanced level
- enhance your professional standing
- advertise with greater authority to patients.
Important to know
- Your doctorate will take 8 full-time semesters to complete.
- You can choose to finish early with a Graduate Certificate or a Postgraduate
Diploma in Extended Scope Physiotherapy.
- You will need a masters level degree or equivalent and 5 years of clinical experience to start your doctorate at UC.
- Bridging courses are available depending on your desired area of study.
- You will need to be currently registered as a physiotherapist in Australia.
- You may be able to count your current qualifications towards your doctorate. Check on our Articulation Database.
A recognised coursework graduate degree at Masters level, or other approved degree or equivalent, in a post entry level physiotherapy discipline from a recognised tertiary institution, with demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research.
Depending on the desired area of study and the applicant's discipline background, appropriate research skills bridging courses may be required as approved by the University.
Current registration as a physiotherapist in Australia.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Physiotherapy (96 credit points)
- Candidates are also required to complete a Research Education Program to acquire the generic skills & attributes identified as appropriate for graduates of postgraduate research programs at UC.
Coursework - Must pass 24 credit points as follows
- 6486 - Research Planning PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8881 - Extended Scope Physiotherapy 1 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8883 - Extended Scope Physiotherapy 3 PG - 6 cp, Level P
- 8884 - Physiotherapy Advanced Problem Based Clinical Practice 1 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8885 - Physiotherapy Advanced Problem Based Clinical Practice 2 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8886 - Physiotherapy Advanced Problem Based Clinical Practice 3 PG - 6 cp, Level P
Thesis - Must select 1 of the following
- Full Time Enrolment - Must pass 72 credit points as follows
- Part Time Enrolment - Must pass 72 credit points as follows
- Students must successfully complete 6486 Research Planning PG before enrolling in a thesis unit.
|Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Physiotherapy||PhD ClinPhysio|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Extended Scope Physiotherapy||Graduate Certificate in Extended Scope Physiotherapy|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.
Unit Delivery ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course based on a full time load. Domestic students should note that you are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for your fees for the standard duration of your course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the fee rate for the current year, noting that fees are indexed annually. Further information on fees for higher degree by research students can be found here.
Recognition of the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Physiotherapy as a specialist qualification will be sought from the Australian Physiotherapy Council.
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|To demonstrate a thorough knowledge of extended scope of physiotherapy practice in their field of study and be aware of current or potential areas of contention likely to form the focus of future research in their field.||2,3,4,5|
|To conceive, design and carry to completion a piece of original research in the physical therapies domain which, in the opinion of two independent assessors of recognised standing, adds substantially to existing knowledge in the field of study.||1,2,3|
|To develop the skills necessary for communicating the results of their work effectively to other professionals in their field of study.||1,5|
|To demonstrate creativity in developing new knowledge and understanding in their field of study.||1,2,3,4,5|
Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum sixteen semesters.
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Extended Scope Physiotherapy are subsumable into the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Physiotherapy.
- 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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