Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Program code

1579

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

2

OP 2019

97

Rank 2019

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B (4SA)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA)

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For the award of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty), you must successfully complete 320 credit points as specified in the course list.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Designated courses for the purposes of exclusion

The courses listed below are designated for the purposes of the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Policy. A student who fails a designated course will be subject to review by the School Assessment Board and may be excluded from the program.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 4401AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 1  10
Tri 1 4402AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2 4403AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 3  10
Tri 2 4404AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 4  10
Tri 2,3 4405AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 5  10

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Note: The Bachelor of Physiotherapy curriculum will be introduced incrementally over four years (that is, Year 1 courses will be introduced in 2018, Year 2 courses in 2019, Year 3 courses in 2020 and Year 4 courses in 2021).

It is a program requirement that all Bachelor of Physiotherapy students only enrol in courses offered at their designated home campus.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1001NSC Human Biology  10
Tri 1 1016MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems I  10
Tri 1 1401AHS Physiotherapy 1  10
Tri 1 1402AHS Physiotherapy 2  10
Tri 2,3 1002PSY Introduction to Psychology 2  10
Tri 2 1403AHS Physiotherapy 3  10
Tri 2 1017MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems II  10
Tri 2,3 1003PSY Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2010AHS Musculoskeletal Anatomy  10
Tri 1 2012AHS Integrated Systems Physiology  10
Tri 1 2401AHS Therapeutic Exercise for Physiotherapy  10
Tri 1 2403AHS Physiotherapy 4  10
Tri 2 2010PSY Health Psychology  10
Tri 2 2404AHS Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1  20
Tri 2 2011PHM Clinical Pharmacology for Allied Health  10

Eligibility to progress to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (1578) or Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (1590) after Year 2 will be determined by the Program Director and will be subject to the following criteria:

  • achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0 for all coursework at the completion of the second year of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program and
  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic and
  • the resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

Note: Entry is competitive and will be determined by order of academic merit and is subject to available supervisory resources.

If you do not achieve the standard necessary to progress to Honours, you will be required to remain in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program and complete the following courses in Years 3 and 4:

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2805NRS Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare  10
Tri 1 3401AHS Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2  10
Tri 1 3407AHS Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan 1  10
Tri 1 3405AHS Neurological Physiotherapy  10
Tri 2 3408AHS Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan 2  10
Tri 2 3403AHS Acute Care Physiotherapy  10
Tri 2 3406AHS Clinical Reasoning and Evidence  10
Tri 2 3409AHS Integrated Case Management in Physiotherapy  10

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 1 4401AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 1  10
Tri 1 4313AHS Contributing to the Community  10
Tri 1 4402AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2 4403AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 3  10
Tri 2 4404AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 4  10
Tri 2 4408AHS Leadership and Professional Skills  10
Tri 2,3 4405AHS Physiotherapy Practicum 5  10