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Doctor of Physiotherapy (MC-DPHYSIO)

Masters (Extended)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleDoctor of Physiotherapy
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
CRICOS code071302J
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points300 credit points
Duration36 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 elements which provide both horizontal and vertical integration throughout the program. These elements are:

  1. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice;
  2. Research and Evidence in Physiotherapy; and
  3. Healthcare in Context.

These elements are covered explicitly in stand-alone subjects throughout the program. Further, each subject description provides learning outcomes under these three curriculum 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 emphasise 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 complete a ‘Critical perspectives in physiotherapy’ portfolio that will explicitly and cumulatively build on students’ ability to reflect on their learning experiences and their understanding of the Physiotherapy Graduate Attributes.

The program will be delivered outside the standard university semester. The semesters are 17 weeks in duration. This allows us to incorporate the clinical component of the course within the subjects.

Below are subject descriptions for the three years of the program.