• Physiotherapists assist people with a range of injuries and ailments, from office workers with stiff necks and sore backs, elite athletes with chronic health management issues, children with developmental delays, and those who have had neurological injury. Whatever the cause of pain or impairment, physiotherapists help to get people moving.

    Study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at UQ and you will join a long tradition of teaching, research and graduate excellence at the second largest school for health and rehabilitation sciences in Australia.

    This program will prepare you for a career caring for people with musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory and other conditions, using techniques to reduce pain, improve movement and restore muscle control for better mobility. You will graduate with a highly respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

    Be a leader in your field, gain internationally renowned qualifications and become a skilled healthcare professional who helps people improve their physical mobility.

    You will build a strong knowledge foundation from your first year in areas including applied medical and physiotherapy sciences, anatomy, professional ethics, psychology and therapeutic exercise.

    Placement courses
    Students undertake over 900^ hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ’s internal clinics. During placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop clinical skills in real life settings.

    Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing full time block placements in year four.

    Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

    ^ hours can vary depending on elective course chosen and whether a student elects to undertake the research stream.

    Research component
    From year one, all students learn to be consumers, collaborators and generators of physiotherapy-related research, completing courses covering general research principles, statistics, health sciences research and research projects. Students integrate this into an evidence-based practice approach to clinical practice spanning from information literacy to knowledge translation. There is an opportunity for students who wish to pursue a research focus to undertake a research project in year 4.

    Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

    Study options
    Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

    – Master of Physiotherapy
    – Master of Philosophy
    – Doctor of Philosophy

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