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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

UQ physiotherapy application deadline is coming up!

Don’t forget! Just a reminder to all those interested in the UQ physiotherapy program for the November 2017 intake that the application deadline is coming up next week, May 30, 2017.

UQ physiotherapy application deadline is coming up!

Find out how you can study physiotherapy at UQ

The Master of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland is one of the most popular program for Canadian students! It introduces graduates to the profession of physiotherapy and its key concepts in intensive mode during an initial summer semester. This program focuses on developing core knowledge and skills in the areas of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory and physiotherapy across the lifespan, and integrates this knowledge and skill and application of clinical reasoning in supervised clinical practice.

Program: Master of Physiotherapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: November
Program duration: 2 years
Application deadline: May 30, 2017

OzTREKK Student reviews about the UQ physio program

“The program itself is amazing, what I want to learn about, tough, but necessary in order to be a physio. The location and bus service is great. It is a big beautiful campus, with excellent profs and will learn tons!”

“I love the program and all the lecturers are among the top in their fields and they all will help you in any way they can. The university itself is so beautiful and everyone at the university is so friendly, its an amazing place to learn! The UQ physio program is really diverse with 10 internationals, Kiwis and Australians so its a crazy fun mixture of people! There are tons of other Canadians at the uni so for things like the Olympics you can always find people to celebrate Canada with if you want or are homesick :)”

“UQ is a welcoming, beautiful campus, with all kinds of different people and things to do on campus everyday. You have everything you want, from good food to a good sport atmosphere. Physiotherapy is a really close knit program, and from day one you get right into practical experiences as well as lecture format. the combination of both will give you the most out of your learning experience, for sure!”

Apply to UQ Physiotherapy School!

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Curious about UQ physiotherapy other rehabilitation sciences programs? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Study physiotherapy in Australia, then practice in Canada

Are you interested in studying physiotherapy in Australia? May is National Physiotherapy Month and a great time to get started on learning how you can enter the physiotherapy profession!

Australian university graduate-entry physio degrees are highly sought after by Canadian university graduates with academic backgrounds in kinesiology, health sciences, and human kinetics. Since Australia is world-renowned for its leading-edge physiotherapy research and practice, Canadians enjoy learning from Australian academics who are world leaders in the physiotherapy field.

Study physiotherapy in Australia, then practice in Canada

Find out how you can study physiotherapy in Australia (Photo: University of Melbourne)

Five of OzTREKK’s Australian universities offer a graduate-entry physiotherapy program. These degrees are labelled as Master of Physiotherapy Studies or Doctor of Physiotherapy degrees, but both are professional qualification programs. In order to help you make the best decision, here are just some of the most common questions (with answers!) we receive.

What is the difference between a Master of Physiotherapy and a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree?

Both the Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) and Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) programs are designed to provide the same professional qualifications, so graduates of each program will be returning to Canada and applying for the same type of certification.

The DPT programs are usually three years and provide students with more practicum and coursework components, which some students like. Additionally, by having this extra time, students are usually able to delve a bit deeper into the profession of physiotherapy and explore some topics the shorter programs may not, such as emergency medicine or sports physiotherapy.

When returning to Canada, which organizations are responsible for evaluating the degree?

Graduates who wish to become certified as a physiotherapist here in Canada will need to apply for certification through Canada’s provincial certification boards. In many cases these provincial certification boards will require applicants to also complete the certification process through Canada’s national physiotherapy regulatory board, the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (Alliance).

As an international graduate, you would first have your Australian university qualifications assessed by the Alliance to ensure these meet their requirements. If they meet the requirements, you would then complete the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE), just like any other applicant.

The Alliance and provincial certification boards only assess applicants on a case-by-case basis and do not pre-approve any international physiotherapy programs. Based on this assessment process and the fact that applicants have to pass the PCE, it is not guaranteed that all applicants will have a successful application; however, at OzTREKK, we keep track of how our Australian university programs compare to Canadian requirements, and do not promote physiotherapy degrees in Australia if we don’t feel they would work for our Canadian students.

What is the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE)?

The Physiotherapy Competency Examination tests whether qualified exam candidates have demonstrated a minimum standard of practice. The PCE ensures that members of the public will be safe when they interact with physiotherapists. It fairly and accurately evaluates the competencies you need to have to practice physiotherapy. Most physiotherapy regulators in Canada include passing the PCE as part of their entry-to-practice process.

What does the PCE involve?

There are two components to the examination—a written and a clinical component. The written component tests your ability to use and integrate clinical knowledge and to solve clinical problems using clinical scenarios. You must achieve a minimum overall score to pass the written component.

The clinical component tests safe, effective use of the principles and processes of physiotherapy practice. The knowledge, skills and abilities assessed by the Clinical Component include communication skills and professional behaviour.

Australian physiotherapy school application deadlines

Bond University
Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next available intake: May 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the May 2017 intake, applications closed Aug. 11, 2016.

Macquarie University
Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Next available intake: July 2018
Application deadline: February 2018

University of Melbourne
Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 3 years
Next available intake: February 2018
Application deadline: First round – June 1, 2017; second round – July 27, 2017

University of Queensland
Program: Master of Physiotherapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 2 years
Next available intake: November 2017
Application deadline: UQ has a general application deadline of May 30 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

University of Sydney
Program: Master of Physiotherapy
Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales
Duration: 2 years
Next available intake: March 2018
Application deadline: Applications are usually assessed on as they are received. The sooner you apply the better.

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Would you like learn more about physiotherapy schools in Australia? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com, or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Australian rehabilitation sciences degrees: are you eligible to apply?

If you’re considering applying to a rehabilitation sciences degree at an Australian university, you know there can be a few items on your “how to apply” checklist that need attention. This is where OzTREKK comes in.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh specializes in programs like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, chiropractic science and audiology, and she knows the ins and outs of the specific assessment criteria required by each university. Here are some of Krista’s tips about getting yourself prepared when you’re ready to apply!

How do I know if I am eligible to apply?

If you are considering starting an application for one of our programs in rehabilitation sciences, first you will need to find out if you are eligible.

Australian rehabilitation sciences degrees: are you eligible to apply?

Find out how you can study physiotherapy (Photo: University of Melbourne)

In order to determine this, you will need to find out two main things:

  • Have you taken the necessary courses to meet the program prerequisites?
  • Is your cumulative GPA (cGPA) competitive?

If you are unsure of this, I can generally let you know after taking a quick glance at your transcript.

Proving that you know your stuff

Please keep in mind that our universities will typically first screen based only on whether or not you have taken the courses to meet their prerequisites. Some schools have a form to fill out to highlight what you have taken for the admissions team, and most schools require you to send detailed course outlines for each subject.

If your application does not include a biomechanics course outline (as an example), they will not know that you’ve taken it. Furthermore, if they feel that your course outlines don’t meet their standard (i.e., they lack detail), your application’s assessment will stop and you will receive an unsuccessful outcome.

Admissions will not go into your transcripts for a GPA calculation until they have determined you’ve covered the material they require.

Which transcript are they looking at?

In order to calculate your cGPA, our universities will only be looking at the transcript from your most recently completed degree. If you have taken courses that are not part of that degree, they will not be calculated in that assessment; however, in order to see a full picture of your academic background, you are required to mail us all transcripts from any previous university or college studies.

Krista’s tips for a competitive application

Apply Early – Ideally,  you will need to have all of your documents sent to me no later than a week before the deadline. The more time I have to review your documents, the more time there is for feedback. There have been a number of students who have submitted their documents on deadline day who were unsuccessful because there were problems with their documents. Keep in mind that I receive a flood of emails and documents right before the deadline and that makes it difficult for me to review everything for you properly.

Include Course Outlines (Syllabi) as soon as possible – if the program that you apply to requires you to submit course outlines. This is in fact a requirement, and not a request.

  • Please ensure that your course outlines are detailed with information about what was taught in the course. This will often appear in a lecture schedule or list of topics.
  • Textbook, faculty information, and course dates are also important! Please take a look through your course outlines to ensure that they contain relevant detail before sending them to me.
  • If you don’t have your course outlines on hand, please contact the faculty under which you took the courses to request them.
  • Ensure that your course outlines are within 2 years of when you took the course. (For example, if you took a course in 2012, the outline must come from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014. Please do not send me one from 2009 or 2015 as those are outside of the 2 years.)
  • When possible, please email the course outlines. Hard copies can delay the processing of your application.

Find out more about studying rehabilitation sciences at an Australian university

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Do you have questions about choosing the right rehabilitation sciences degree for you? Please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com for more information about your study options!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

UQ physiotherapy aims to improve mobility of multiple sclerosis sufferers

An international team of researchers is trialing specially designed shoe insoles aimed at improving the mobility of people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

The study, led by UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences physiotherapy lecturer Dr Anna Hatton, is seeking 176 people affected by MS to take part in a three month trial of the insoles.

UQ physiotherapy aims to improve mobility of multiple sclerosis sufferers

Study physiotherapy at the UQ SHRS!

“Many people with MS experience problems with walking which can make day-to-day activities difficult and often leads to falls, so improving walking ability is of primary importance in maintaining health, independence, and quality of life,” Dr Hatton said.

“Evidence suggests that wearing textured shoe insoles, which are designed to stimulate receptors on the soles of the feet, may be one possible option to help improve gait.

“We now need people with MS to help us investigate whether the novel insoles influence the way the leg and trunk muscles work while walking on both even and uneven surfaces.”

The study will also look for changes in the perception of foot sensation and the awareness of foot position.

“Foot sensation plays an important role in keeping the body upright and balanced when walking, yet we know from previous studies that people with MS often have poor sensation on the soles of their feet,” Dr Hatton said.

“Therefore, wearing a specially designed shoe insole, which enhances sensory information at the feet, could help people affected by MS to walk better. “

Dr Hatton’s international research team includes UQ’s Professor Sandra Brauer and Ms Katrina Williams, Professor Graham Kerr of the Queensland University of Technology, Professor Keith Rome of the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and Dr John Dixon of Teesside University, UK.

The trial is supported through funding from Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia.

“It is hoped that the study leads to the development of a new treatment technique, specifically an inexpensive, easy-to-administer shoe insole, which could assist mobility and independent living,” Dr Hatton said.

About the University of Queensland Physiotherapy program

The University of Queensland offers a learning environment and has assessment requirements designed to facilitate the advanced and intensive learning appropriate for a master’s-level program. The Master of Physiotherapy Studies introduces graduates to the profession of physiotherapy and its key concepts in intensive mode during an initial summer semester. It focuses on developing core knowledge and skills in the areas of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory and physical therapy across the lifespan, and integrates this knowledge and skill and application of clinical reasoning in supervised clinical practice.

Did you know there are 40 spots available in the program; 30 places for domestic Australians and 10 places for international students? For the 2016 intake, 10 international student offers were awarded to OzTREKK students!

Program: Master of Physiotherapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: November
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: UQ has a general application deadline of May 30 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Apply now to the UQ Physiotherapy School!

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Would you like more information about studying at UQ Physiotherapy School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy School Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Applying to a rehabilitation sciences program? Application deadlines are approaching!

Australia is world-renowned for its leading-edge rehabilitation sciences research and practice, and Canadians enjoy learning from Australian academics who are world leaders in their fields. If you would like to apply to a rehabilitation sciences program at an Australian university, this is a reminder that the application deadlines are approaching for the following programs:

Applying to a rehabilitation sciences program? Application deadlines are approaching!

Happy UQ physio students enjoying OzTREKK Orientation

Macquarie University

University of Queensland

Monash University

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If you have any questions about studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, or audiology at an Australian university, contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Discover more about your program entry requirements, practicals, and about how you can take your degree home to practice in Canada. Krista can answer your questions!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Don’t miss the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Australia is world-renowned for its leading-edge rehabilitation sciences research and practice, and Canadians enjoy learning from Australian academics who are world leaders in their fields.

If you’re curious about studying rehab sciences in Australia, don’t miss the upcoming OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions. Enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to speak with Australian uni representatives and alumni to learn more about how you can study in Australia and practice in Canada!

OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Don't miss the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Join us! Don’t forget to RSVP

Simon Fraser University
Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Blusson Hall, Room 9655

Western University
Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UCC, Room 210

Don’t forget to RSVP for the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions.

What about admissions?

This is where OzTREKK comes in. OzTREKK’s Australian Rehab Sciences Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh will outline each program and its prerequisites. Discover more about your program entry requirements, practicals, and about how you can take your degree home to practice in Canada. Krista can answer your questions!

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Are you curious about studying rehabilitation sciences in Australia? Not sure where to start? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com for more information!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Heading to UQ? Here are some student accommodation options!

If you’re a future UQ student and getting ready to study this November (or January/February!), we know you’re wondering about your accommodation options!

It’s also handy to know where you should be looking, right? When considering suburb locations for off-campus accommodation, students tend to have different preferences. Some prefer to live in the heart of the city, while others prefer to live in other areas near specific attractions, like the beach or bay.

Below is a list of popular suburbs located in the city of Brisbane:

St Lucia: St Lucia is a great place to live if you want the convenience of being close to UQ, but the peace and quiet of the suburbs. It is located approximately 7 km from the centre of the city, in a bend of the Brisbane River. Most properties in St Lucia are within walking distance to the UQ campus. There is no train station located in St Lucia, but there are buses that connect to the train station in nearby Toowong. There is also a bike path that runs along the river between St Lucia and Brisbane city centre. It is the perfect location if study is your first priority; however, for shopping and entertainment, you will need to go to the neighbouring suburbs.

Toowong: Toowong is very popular with students. The university is only 10 minutes by bus in one direction, and the city centre 10 minutes in the other. There is also a bike path that runs along the river to the city centre. Toowong also has some very popular student bars, a shopping centre, and some great little restaurants.

Indooroopilly: Indooroopilly has everything a student needs, including a large shopping centre, cinemas, restaurants, and a couple of bars. It is only 10 minutes to the St Lucia campus by bus, and a short train-ride takes you directly to Fortitude Valley, where most of Brisbane’s night-life happens. Alternatively, a little longer on the train, and you can spend a day on the beach at the Gold Coast.

Taringa: Taringa is a great place to live if you want the peace and quiet of the suburbs, without being too far from the action. A very short bus ride (10 minutes), or a slightly longer walk, will take you to shopping centres, cinemas, restaurants, and some popular student bars.

West End and Hill End: West End is located across the Brisbane river from the St Lucia campus. It is the most ethnically diverse suburb in Brisbane, and boasts s a lively inner-city lifestyle with a younger population and wide assortment of cafés, restaurants, and clubs. Hill End is essentially a small residential pocket between West End and Highgate Hill, with many of its streets and properties very close to the river. Travel to the St Lucia campus is mainly via the CityCat ferry service, from the West End terminal at the bottom of Hoogley Street – a 2-minute ferry-ride! It is also only a 10-minute bus ride from West End to the city centre and walk distance to the Southbank parklands.

Highgate Hill: Highgate Hill is a great mix of the old and the new. It is also an ethnically diverse suburb, with about a third of residents being overseas migrants. Note, though, that some properties in Highgate Hill are a 10-minute walk to the West End CityCat ferry terminal, and others a 30-minute walk over the hill. From the West End CityCat ferry terminal, it is only a 2-minute ferry ride to the St Lucia campus.

Dutton Park: Dutton Park is also located across the river but (compared to West End) is a quieter more suburban area. The Eleanor Schonell Bridge is a bus, bicycle and pedestrian link between Dutton Park and the St Lucia campus.

Fairfield: Fairfield is located 5km from the Brisbane CBD, and is across the river from the St Lucia campus. The suburb has a train station and plenty of bus routes heading to the city. As Fairfield has easy access to major arterial roads, schools, and shops, and has plenty of parklands, it is especially popular with families. There is a big shopping centre (Fairfield Garden Shopping Centre), and being near to West End gives the suburb a convenient restaurant-area close by.

Herston: Herston is located approximately 2km from the centre of Brisbane and about 8km from the main (St Lucia) campus. The University of Queensland operates within the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Queensland Radium Institute. Herston is also the location of the Mayne Medical School. Suburbs surrounding Herston include Spring Hill, Kelvin Grove, Bowen Hills, and Wilston.

Heading to UQ? Here are some accommodation options!

Unilodge at UQ

There is a lot to think about before you start searching for your new home. Be sure to scour the UQ Accommodation website for handy tips!

Have you arranged your free transportation from airport?

The University of Queensland will arrange free transportation from the Brisbane Domestic or International Airport for new UQ international students. Please note some conditions apply.

To arrange airport pick-up you will need to provide the following:

  • 3 working days’ notice
  • Date of flight and flight number
  • Drop-off address (Please ensure that you have arranged your accommodation before applying for airport pick-up.)
  • Number of people accompanying you

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Need more getting-ready-to-go tips? Be sure to check out the OzTREKK Boarding Pass for details about student visas, accommodation, travel arrangements, banking, health coverage, and a lot more.

Can’t remember your log-in info? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Vlog it: UQ physiotherapy student shares his experience

Tired of the same old, same old? We are too.

Why should you choose one university over another? Where should you live? How should you prepare for studying in Australia?

Meet former OzTREKK student Kelvin Phillip, who is currently finishing his first year of the UQ Physiotherapy program. If you’re like many OzTREKKers, you are interested in hearing from actual students in your program of interest. We can tell you that the UQ Physiotherapy program is amazing, that people love living in Brisbane, and that deciding to study in Australia was the best decision they ever made, but it’s better if we let them tell you!

Kelvin has generously agreed to help us—despite his hectic schedule—to answer our questions and more for everyone considering studying in Australia, and more specifically, the UQ Physiotherapy program!

Kelvin doesn’t stop there! Visit his YouTube channel and follow his journey in Australia from the beginning. Find out what it’s really like the first week Down Under, get travel tips and ideas, and learn more about studying physiotherapy at the University of Queensland!

Don’t take our word for it! Read other UQ Physiotherapy student reviews!

“The University of Queensland is a beautiful campus that is very easy to become accustomed to. The staff in the international office are extremely helpful with processing all your papers require us international students very little effort or confusion. As far as I’ve experienced as well the teaching personnel are unbelievable. They are very helpful and approachable. They truly have the students best interests in mind. The campus transit and accessibility is also excellent.  The University of Queensland offers a great Masters of Physiotherapy Program. I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly thus far and have no complaints regarding the program. The combination of pracs and lectures helps students grasp concepts quickly and how to relate theory to the clinic. Despite the heavy workload and a few stressful moments with a little hard work everything is very manageable.”

“I like that the program is very hands on and they have a great reputation world wide. what makes it great are the people that are teaching you. We learn from the leaders in the field and get the most current education.”

“I like the fact that the graduate program is small so that i’ve gotten a chance to be friends with all my classmates. Also the university is known for its research and experts in the field of physiotherapy and its great to be taught by all these experts. The program is intense and there is a lot of emphasis on self based learning but it is very interesting and you learn a lot and get a lot of hands on practice as well.”

“The program itself is amazing, what I want to learn about, tough, but necessary in order to be a physio. The location and bus service is great. It is a big beautiful campus, with excellent profs and will learn tons!”

“I love the program and all the lecturers are among the top in their fields and they all will help you in any way they can. The university itself is so beautiful and everyone at the university is so friendly, its an amazing place to learn! The UQ physio program is really diverse with 10 internationals, Kiwis and Australians so its a crazy fun mixture of people! There are tons of other Canadians at the uni so for things like the Olympics you can always find people to celebrate Canada with if you want or are homesick :)”

OzTREKK has got you covered!

If you’re heading to the UQ Physiotherapy program this November, you’ll soon be entering the pre-departure phase! OzTREKK has got your back. We’ll be keeping you up to date and won’t let you forget anything: banking, accommodation, flights, visas… you name it and we’ll cover it. Questions? We are just an email or phone call away!

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Would you like more information about studying at UQ Physiotherapy School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy School Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

UQ health sciences students head to Vietnam and Timor Leste

It’s a time for learning, discovery and engagement. Students from the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will spend the coming month in Vietnam and Timor Leste. Head of School Professor Louise Hickson said the immersive educational experiences would develop the students both professionally and personally.

“We will be building an ethos of international collaboration and cooperation in our occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech pathology students,” Professor Hickson said.

UQ health sciences students head to Vietnam and Timor Leste

Students from the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences heading to Vietnam and Timor Leste (Photo credit: UQ)

“The students will be placed with the University of Hue College of Medicine and Pharmacy in Vietnam and the Centre for National Rehabilitation in Dili, East Timor.

“There, they will work with interprofessional teams to engage in healthcare and rehabilitation services.

“We’re contributing to building an Australian workforce that understands global health perspectives in a culturally diverse context.”

This will be the fifth occasion that UQ has sent students to the University of Hue, and the third time it has placed students within the Centre for National Rehabilitation in Dili. Students undertaking the Timor Leste placements have received funding as part of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, which promotes collective strengthening of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Executive Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy said that encouraging experience abroad was central to how the University of Queensland conducted itself as a global institution.

“This project recognises the need to produce flexible, broad-thinking, culturally aware graduates,” Professor Abernethy said.

“Students are enabled to become outward thinking in their healthcare focus, via engagement with organisations, clients and families.

“Students demonstrate the ‘UQ Advantage’ through embodiment of the rich array of opportunities provided by our university partnerships network.

“Assessing student outcomes from these experiences also allows us a chance to strengthen UQ’s reputation as a global leader in teaching and learning research.”

Both groups of students—in Vietnam and Timor Leste—commenced the in-country experience on May 9, 2016 and finish on June 3, 2016.

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If you have any questions about studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech pathology programs at the University of Queensland, please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Studying physiotherapy at UQ

The Physiotherapy School at the University of Queensland offers a learning environment and has assessment requirements designed to facilitate the advanced and intensive learning appropriate for a master’s-level program. The Master of Physiotherapy Studies introduces graduates to the profession of physiotherapy and its key concepts in intensive mode during an initial summer semester.

Studying physiotherapy at UQ

Study at the University of Queensland

So what’s the inside scoop? Here are a few things that make UQ physiotherapy stand out from the crowd:

  • Within the first few weeks of commencing in the program, UQ physiotherapy students will start to practice soft tissue mobilisation on one another.
  • Students will continue to practice on their colleagues throughout the program, as this allows them to hone their techniques before going out on placement.
  • The Physiotherapy Standardised Patients Program is embedded into the program to assist students with the transition from classroom to clinic. This program won a UQ award for Programs that Enhance Learning in 2014.
  • Students will complete 5-week placements at on-site clinics, as well as within the community. On-site clinics include Developmental Paediatric Clinic; Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury Clinic; Neurological, Ageing and Balance Clinic. One of UQ’s newest clinics, the Tele-rehabilitation clinic, is the first within Australia and one of the first of its kind in the world.
  • The Clinical Education team assists in the development and provision of student placement opportunities. Students are not required to find the placements themselves and the team provide support to the students throughout the placements.
  • Th school has exceptional academics who teach the Master of Physiotherapy Studies, including Dr Allison Mandrusiak, who won one of only two global Universitas 21 Teaching Excellence Awards in 2015.

Are you thinking of applying to UQ physiotherapy? Please note the application deadline is this Friday, May 27!

The UQ Physiotherapy School offers a graduate-entry two-year Master of Physiotherapy Studies designed for those students who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to gain qualifications to register as a physiotherapist.

The objectives of the program are

  • to provide students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and clinical competencies required of an entry-level graduate in physiotherapy; and
  • to develop abilities to extend knowledge in physiotherapy practice and organizational management, and to provide skills in research for physiotherapy.

Program: Master of Physiotherapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intake: November 2016
Program duration: 2 years

How to Apply to the University of Queensland Physiotherapy School

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Are you curious about studying physiotherapy at UQ? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.