Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy

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  • Objectives
    In this course you will choose to major in either clinical physiotherapy or continence and women’s health. In both majors you will study the philosophy of evidence-based practice and develop practical skills in identifying, acquiring, evaluating and using evidence. You will further your clinical decision-making skills through the use of statistical analysis, including the examination of various forms of statistical testing. The rest of your studies will comprise specialised coursework units and clinical practice. During your clinical practice you will detail a variety of case histories and evaluate each as a reflective practitioner. Please note: Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes which require appropriate disrobing when acting as clients in the peer group, and physically manipulating patients including lifting and supporting people with disabilities.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in physiotherapy or equivalent, plus at least six months’ relevant clinical experience. Applicants must be registered physiotherapists in Western Australia.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy
  • Course description
    Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy


    Course CRICOS Code: 049886G
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years


    This course has been developed to provide recent graduates with the opportunity to continue their professional development as a lifelong learner.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in physiotherapy is required from a recognised tertiary institution including a minimum of six months relevant clinical experience at a postgraduate level. These applicants must either be registered physiotherapists in Western Australia or be eligible for temporary registration with the Physiotherapists Registration Board of Western Australia.

    Specific Requirements

    Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases Section of this publication. Evidence of successful completion of an approved course in (CPR) first aid is required before an award is granted. Students are required to be registered with the Physiotherapist Registration Board of Western Australia if they undertake a unit involving clinical practice within Australia.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Up to one full unit based on six months of full-time relevant clinical experience may be applied for. Documentation and evidence must be submitted detailing the hours and caseload.

    Duration and Availability

    This fee-paying course is one semester full-time or equivalent part time study and is also available externally.

    Additional Course Expenses

    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Special Note
    Prospective applicants are advised that the program requires full participation in laboratory classes where practical skills and topics are presented. Essential learning strategies demand that all students disrobe appropriately to act as subjects for their peer group.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    310714     v.2           Clinical Physiotherapy Major (Grad Cert)                                100.0
    310715     v.2           Continence and Women's Health Major (Grad Cert)               100.0


    Year      Location                 Period             All*    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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