Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
This master degree is for qualified physiotherapists who want to gain advanced clinical skills and knowledge in the specialised area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
It aims to provide you with an advanced qualification in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice through enhancing your knowledge, clinical skills and application of evidence based practice.
All students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following enrolment in the program.
For more information visit the Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy website.
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Students who undertake activities where interaction with patients/the public is required for their degree, such as field or clinical placements/visits and in University clinics and gyms, must demonstrate they meet mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements. These include criminal history clearance, child related employment clearance and immunisation requirements. Please visit the Clinical Placement Unit for information on key requirements, and to access the full student checklists.
Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent human movement disorders across various areas of practice, including sports, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions in people of all ages.
Through a variety of theoretical classes and practical experiences you will develop advanced skills and knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
During your studies you will explore evidence-based learning and the integration of research, clinical expertise, client values and circumstances.
You will also cover topics such as:
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Allied Health Research Evidence Translation||REHB 5118||4.5||Note(s): 3|
|Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 1||REHB 5120||4.5|
|Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2||REHB 5121||4.5|
|Pain Theory and Science||REHB 5123||4.5|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 7)|
|Pain Assessment, Rehabilitation and Management||REHB 5122||4.5|
|Facilitating Change||HLTH 5192||4.5|
|Advanced Physiotherapy Practice 1||REHB 5114||4.5||Rule(s): 3,4,5,6|
|Advanced Physiotherapy Practice 2||REHB 5115||4.5||Rule(s): 3,5,6|
UniSA has over 40 years' experience in physiotherapy education, and are proud of the rich knowledge base we have created. If you want to advance your skills and knowledge in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy then this may be the degree for you.
You will learn from registered physiotherapists and clinicians, with a curriculum informed by well above world-class research in Clinical Sciences1, and experience first-hand what it’s like to work in clinical practice in our contemporary physiotherapy clinics, located on-campus. Practical experience will be further highlighted when you complete real-world clinical placements in a sport setting which is tailored to your needs.
We are fast becoming a renowned centre of innovation and enterprise in the sectors that will drive Australia's future, including health and biomedicine. It’s a very good time to choose UniSA for your postgraduate study.
As Australia’s university of enterprise:
Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, 97 per cent of our assessed research was rated world-class or above.
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You will benefit from our strong industry links when you complete clinical placements. This offers you the opportunity to build important industry networks as you work alongside expert physiotherapists in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community clinics and aged care organisations.
You will also work alongside practicing physiotherapists in our on-campus physiotherapy clinics.
As a physiotherapist you will assess and treat patients with injury or disease, you will devise and implement rehabilitative plans and provide ongoing care and assessment.
Due in part to an ageing population, career growth in this sector is expected to increase by 31 per cent through to November 20201.
As a graduate, you may further your physiotherapy career across a variety of settings, including:
1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.
The program is accredited by the Professional Standards Committee of the Australian Physiotherapy Association national group Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and satisfies the requirement for Titled Membership, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia.
As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
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