About this course
|Doctor of Physiotherapy
|Year & campus
|2024 — Parkville
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|300 credit points
|36 months full-time
The Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) is a 3-year, full-time (300 credit point) entry to practice graduate degree.
The curriculum is designed around three identities: Self, Practitioner and Advocate. These three key identities are supported by nine elements: Professional Practitioner, Health and Wellbeing, Evidence Informed Practice, Partnerships, Education, Communication, Ethical Practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and Sustainability. Identities and elements provide both horizontal and vertical integration throughout the program. Further, each subject description provides learning outcomes aligned to the identities and elements.
The ‘constructive alignment’ model has been used in designing each subject within the program. This model aligns each learning outcome with both teaching activities and assessment tasks. Assessment tasks emphasize a mix of individual and group work assessment, written and oral presentations in traditional and in e-assessment formats, and skills-based assessment. In addition, students will build an e-portfolio to demonstrate their professional journey, acquisition of professional skills and identity.
The program will be delivered outside the standard university semester. The semesters are 14 weeks in duration. This allows us to incorporate the clinical component of the course within the subjects.
Last updated: 30 January 2024