Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Awards

Bachelor of Physiotherapy BPhysio

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) BPhysio(Hons)

Availability

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (4405PH)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Orange
On Campus - Port Macquarie

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Full-time 4.0 years (8.0 sessions)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Full-time 4.0 years (8.0 sessions)

Normal course duration is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent Duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern for the actual length of study. Not all courses are offered in Full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

In order to be considered for honours at the end of year two, students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 5.0
Selection into the Honours stream depends on academic merit, the extent to which you have considered a potential project topic and the availability of appropriate supervisors.
If selected, you will complete specific Honours subjects in your third and fourth year that replace standard subjects.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 80 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Diploma or higher level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
AND
English language requirements apply. An Academic IELTS of 6.5 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
No special credit arrangements apply.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Credit will be offered in line with CSU credit regulations. Students previous study will be considered for credit where the studies previously completed are very similar to the subjects that are studied in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy; or where students are able to prove that they have proficiency in equivalent to the material contained in a subject. Credit can not be granted for part of a subject and you can only be granted credit for a certain proportion of the course. Credit will be only granted if your studies were completed less than 10 years ago.

For an award of Bachelor of Physiotherapy to be given from CSU students will be assessed for their safety and effectiveness (competency) as a physiotherapist. Students will need to have completed sufficient study at CSU to enable them be assessed across the breadth of physiotherapy practice. It is unlikely that credit will be granted where the subject is an important indicator of students achievement of competency.

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) course is of 256 points duration, as follows.

Common subjects to both pass and honours streams (21 subjects; 224 points)

BMS161 Health and Human Body  Cells, Immunity and Musculoskeletal
BMS162 Health and Human Body II  Systemic Human Physiology
BMS171 Introductory Functional Human Anatomy
BMS172 Functional anatomy of the vertebral column, pelvic girdle and lower limbs
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
BMS257 Movement Science
BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the head, neck, pectoral girdle and upper limbs
HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
PHS100 Introduction to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (16)
PHS250 Evolving Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
PHS301 Acute Care Physiotherapy Practice
PHS307 Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Clinical Experience
PHS308 Physiotherapy in Adult Neurological Practice
PHS309 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice (4)
PHS313 Foundations of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS350 Integrated Chronic Health Condition Management
PHS314 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS401 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice Competency (24)
PHS403 Rural and Remote Physiotherapy
PHS405 Transition to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (16)
PHS406 Advanced Preparation for Physiotherapy Practice (8)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Elective subject for Pass stream (1 subject; 8 points)

Additional compulsory subjects for Honours stream (2 subjects; 32 points)

PHS404 Transition to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (Honours)
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (16)
HLT441 Health Honours project/dissertation (16)

Key Subjects

BMS171 Introductory Functional Human Anatomy
PHS301 Acute Care Physiotherapy Practice
PHS307 Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Clinical Experience
PHS308 Physiotherapy in Adult Neurological Practice
PHS309 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice (4)
PHS313 Foundations of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS350 Integrated Chronic Health Condition Managment
PHS401 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice Competency (24)

Enrolment Pattern

By Full-time Study
Year 1

Session 1 (30)
BMS161 Health and the Human Body - Cells, Immunity, & Musculoskeletal
BMS171 Introductory Functional Human Anatomy
HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
PHS100 Introduction to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (16)(commenced)
Session 2 (60)
BMS162 Health and the Human Body II - Systemic Human Physiology
BMS172 Functional anatomy of the vertebral column, pelvic girdle and lower limbs
PHS100 Introduction to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (16)(completed)
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Year 2
Session 1 (30)
BMS257 Movement Science
BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the head, neck, pectoral girdle and upper limbs
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
Session 2 (60)
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
PHS250 Evolving Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Pass stream
Year 3

Session 1 (30)
PHS313 Foundations of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS308 Physiotherapy in Adult Neurological Practice (commenced) (8)
PHS301 Acute Care Physiotherapy Practice
[ ] Elective
Session 2 (60)
PHS314 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS308 Physiotherapy in Adult Neurological Practice (completed) (4)
PHS309 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice (4)
PHS307 Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Clinical Experience
PHS350 Integrated Chronic Health Condition Management

Year 4
Session 1 (30)
HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
PHS401 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice Competency (24)
Session 2 (60)
PHS403 Rural and Remote Physiotherapy
PHS405 Transition to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (16)
PHS406 Advanced Preparation for Physiotherapy Practice (8)

Honours stream
Year 3

Session 1 (30)
PHS313 Foundations of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS308 Physiotherapy in Adult Neurological Practice (commenced) (8)
PHS301 Acute Care Physiotherapy Practice
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation
Session 2 (60)
PHS314 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS308 Physiotherapy in Adult Neurological Practice (completed) (4)
PHS309 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice (4)
PHS350 Integrated Chronic Health Condition Management
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation

Year 4
Session 1 (30)
HLT441 Health Honours Project/Dissertation
PHS401 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice Competency (24)
Session 2 (60)
HLT441 Health Honours Project/Dissertation
PHS403 Rural and Remote Physiotherapy
PHS404 Transition to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (Honours)
PHS406 Advanced Preparation for Physiotherapy Practice

Workplace Learning

HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation - Subject offered from 2017
PHS250 Evolving Physiotherapy Clinical Practice - Subject offered from 2017
PHS307 Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Clinical Experience - Subject offered from 2018
PHS401 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice Competency - Subject offered from 2017
PHS404 Transition to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (Honours) - Subject offered from 2017
PHS405 Transition to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice - Subject offered from 2017

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component.

BMS161 Health and the Human body: cells, immunity and musculoskeletal system - Subject offered from 2018
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy - Subject offered from 2016
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb - Subject offered from 2016
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice - Subject offered from 2011
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limb - Subject offered from 2016

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is an approved program of study listed with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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