In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed either:
- An undergraduate degree in any discipline, with studies to have been completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Physiotherapy. For example, if you are applying for the 2020 intake then your undergraduate degree must have been completed from 2010 onwards, or
- For applicants whose most recently completed undergraduate degree was completed 10 or more years before 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Physiotherapy, a Graduate Diploma, Master or PhD degree or equivalent completed within 10 years before 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Physiotherapy; and
- Prerequisite University subjects in human anatomy and human physiology or equivalent (one subject of each), with prerequisite subjects to have been completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Physiotherapy. For example, if you are applying for the 2020 intake then prerequisite subjects must have been completed from 2010 onwards. Please visit MDHS Health Hub prerequisites for further details. and
- A multi-mini interview (which may be restricted to shortlisted applicants).
#Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the multi-mini interview.
Months of entry
The Department of Physiotherapy recently celebrated 25 years of excellence in physiotherapy education. The Doctor of Physiotherapy draws on the University of Melbourne's reputation for excellence in teaching and research to inspire and enable students to become outstanding physiotherapists ready to excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field.
Graduates will be work-ready and immediately employable following registration having gained diverse clinical experience in major hospitals and knowledge of primary healthcare and community engagement.
Led by highly credentialed and networked lecturers and mentors, as well as connections with leading hospitals, research institutes and the private sector, the Doctor of Physiotherapy is designed to meet the current and future needs of students, patients and the changing nature of the health workforce.
Graduates have the opportunity to pursue careers in a range of health settings including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organisations, in public health advocacy or industry bodies.
The course prepares students for the current needs and changing roles of the physiotherapist in areas such as chronic disease management, health promotion and prevention, as well as acute care, rehabilitation, and sports and private practice. The clinical program builds progressively to independent practice, with approximately 37 weeks of clinical practice.
The program also features include advanced theoretical knowledge in areas such as pharmacology, leadership and management, and including a student conference.
The program includes:
- Clinical placements in major metropolitan teaching hospitals, primary care, rural and international settings
- Innovative teaching methods and an extensive clinical program that offers advanced skills that will create work-ready and highly employable graduates
- Being part of one of the largest health sciences faculties in Australia
- Being part of Australia's strongest research university
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- University of Melbourne
- +61 3 9035 5511