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|Award title||Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health)|
|Year & campus||2022 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||150 credit points|
|Duration||18 months full-time or 36 months part-time|
The Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health) is designed to produce graduates with extended knowledge and skills for professional practice in the area of women’s, men’s and pelvic health, an area of specialisation in the physiotherapy profession. The course is designed for physiotherapists throughout career stages who wish to further their careers within this specialty area of physiotherapy practice. The curriculum includes community health through understanding the assessment and treatment of conditions across the lifespan, inclusive of paediatrics, adolescent, young and older adults. The program challenges and extends clinicians to anticipate, enhance and advance best practice.
The course is a blended program that combines intensive face to face subjects and fully online subjects. The curriculum is designed for practicing clinicians, is internationally relevant, and can be studied part or full time. Graduate attributes are aligned with those of The Melbourne Graduate; and is further distinguished by established discipline-specific professional competencies and standards frameworks in the domain of women’s, men’s and pelvic health.
The online curriculum is designed around three elements which will be covered explicitly within learning outcomes in each subject throughout the program: 1) Theory and Practice, 2) Evidence and Innovation and 3) Clinical Practice in Context.
Linking theory, research and practice is emphasised, utilising scientific evidence to underpin clinical practice and decisions. The core subjects explore professional and clinical content in diverse contexts including anatomy, physiology, diagnosis & management and complex case management. These subjects all require analysis, synthesis and creative problem solving within a range of practice contexts; extended knowledge and understanding; research principles and new innovations that are necessary to undertake clinical practice in different environments. This course scaffolds students to strategically align their learning with established competencies to support their progress to women’s, men’s and pelvic health professional physiotherapy titling and to design their career for the local as well as international context.
Last updated: 1 July 2022