Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Associate Degree in Health Science [Exit Point Only]
Diploma of Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Associate Degree in Health Science AssocDegHlthSc

Bachelor of Physiotherapy BPhysio

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) BPhysio(Hons)

Diploma of Health Science DipHlthSc

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

Diploma of Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Associate Degree in Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine 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.

Associate Degree in Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Approval of credit for students commencing the B Physiotherapy will be in accordance with the CSU Credit Policy https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

Diploma of Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Approval of credit for students commencing the B Physiotherapy will be in accordance with the CSU Credit Policy https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

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.

Associate Degree in Health Science [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Diploma of Health Science [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 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

BMS161 Health and Human Body: Cells, Immunity and Musculoskeletal System
BMS162 Health and Human Body: 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
PHS309 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice (4)
PHS313 Foundations of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS318 Fundamentals of Adult Neurological Physiotherapy
PHS328 Consolidation of Neurological Physiotherapy (4)
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)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Additional compulsory subjects for pass stream (4 subjects; 32 points)
Elective subject for Pass stream (8 points)
PHS406 advanced preparation for Physiotherapy Practice (8 points)

HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (8 points)

PHS307 Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Clinical Experience (8 points)

Additional compulsory subjects for Honours stream (2 subjects; 32 points)
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (16 points)
HLT441 Health Honours project/dissertation (16 points)

Key Subjects
BMS171 Introductory Functional Human Anatomy
PHS301 Acute Care Physiotherapy Practice
PHS307 Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Clinical Experience
PHS309 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice (4)
PHS313 Foundations of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS318 Fundamentals of Adult Neurological Physiotherapy
PHS350 Integrated Chronic Health Condition Management
PHS401 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice Competency (24)

Enrolment Pattern

Enrolment Pattern

Year 1
Session 1 (30)
BMS161 Health and the Human Body: Cells, Immunity, and Musculoskeletal System
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: 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

Students may exit at this point with the Diploma of Health Science (exit point only) award.

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

Students may exit at this point with the Associate Degree in Health Science (exit point only) award.

Pass stream
Year 3
Session 1 (30)
PHS313 Foundations of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS318 Fundamentals of Adult Neurological Physiotherapy
PHS301 Acute Care Physiotherapy Practice
[ ] Elective

Session 2 (60)
PHS314 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS328 Consolidation of Neurological Physiotherapy (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
PHS318 Fundamentals of Adult Neurological Physiotherapy
PHS301 Acute Care Physiotherapy Practice
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation

Session 2 (60)
PHS314 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
PHS328 Consolidation of Neurological Physiotherapy (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
PHS405 Transition to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (16)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
PHS250 Evolving Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
PHS307 Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Clinical Experience
PHS401 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice Competency
PHS405 Transition to Physiotherapy Practice

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

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

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

Professional Accreditation

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

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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