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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Melbourne physiotherapy application deadline

Have you applied to Melbourne Physiotherapy School? Don’t forget that the application deadline is coming up! You are encouraged to have your application documents in by Thursday, July 30 in order for your complete application to be submitted to the University of Melbourne on time.

University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School

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Melbourne DPT Second Round Applications for the 2016 Intake
Deadline for second round applicants: July 31, 2015 (Australia time)
Offers for second round Skype MMI Interviews released: August 14, 2015
Second round Skype MMI interviews conducted: August 24 – 28, 2015
Applicants not shortlisted for interview notified: September 4, 2015
Offers for second round released: October 16, 2015
Deadline for final results and other offer conditions to be met by applicants: December 18, 2015
Mandatory DPT Orientation: February 5, 2016
DPT Classes commence: February 8, 2016

About the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy

The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy is Australia’s first three-year entry to practice graduate master’s-level program. Physiotherapy graduates will have the opportunity to pursue a career in a range of health settings, including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organizations or as an advisor to government or industry bodies. This degree provides opportunities for pursuing employment globally.

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February 2016
Duration: 3 years

Apply to the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Program!

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Find out more about the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy program. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Melbourne Physiotherapy helps develop exercise video to help prevent DVT

Qantas has become the first airline in the world to launch an exercise video on all its international flights to help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

The four-minute exercise video was developed by academics at the University of Melbourne in a partnership with Physitrack, a global health-tech provider, and Sports Medicine Australia’s official exercise technology partner. Sports Medicine Australia has endorsed the exercise video.

Qantas started rolling out the exercise video on international flights this month. The video can also be viewed on Qantas’ YouTube channel.

The video was developed by Professor Kim Bennell at the Melbourne Physiotherapy School.

“These inflight exercises are designed to provide a safe way to stretch and enjoy movement in certain muscle groups that can become stiff as a result of long periods of sitting. They may be effective at increasing the body’s blood circulation and massaging the muscles,” Professor Bennell said.

“It came as a bit of a surprise international airlines hadn’t already introduced these exercise videos given what we know about DVT and long-haul travel. Hopefully, access to these videos will become standard on all international flights,” she said.

Physitrack co-founder Nathan Skwortsow said Qantas were quick to embrace the concept.

“Shot in high definition from different angles, each clip shows the correct exercise technique to motivate Qantas’ five million annual international travellers to keep moving during their flight,” he said. “In addition to being one of the safest airlines in the world, it is also great to see Qantas embracing exercise technology, even at 38,000 feet.”

Sports Medicine Australia CEO Nello Marino said sitting still for long periods of time in cramped conditions, such as on an airplane, can lead to swollen ankles and occasionally DVT.

“Whilst the risk of DVT is extremely low, it is always important to take preventive measures as the threat is always there,” he said. “Through simple, regular stretching, mobility exercises, and walking around the cabin mid-flight your risk of DVT is dramatically reduced.”

Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy program

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: Second round – July 31, 2015

Entry Requirements for Melbourne’s Physiotherapy Program

The physio program at the University of Melbourne is available only to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the last 10 years or are in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree.

1. To be considered for admission into the program, a Canadian applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree and prerequisite subjects. Prerequisite subjects include one semester of human anatomy and one semester of human physiology.

2. As well, the applicant must participate in a multi-mini interview. Selected applicants will be shortlisted to participate in a multi-mini interview (MMI) to assess interest in and motivation for undertaking the program, likely capacity for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients in a clinical setting, communication skills, and aptitude for collaboration and decision making. The university  has advised that international applicants will likely complete a MMI via video conferencing or phone.

Selection will be based on academic record (grade point average—GPA) from a completed three- or four-year university degree. The Selection Committee will also conduct interviews. To be competitive, it is anticipated that applicants will have achieved a standard of at least 70% or higher GPA in their undergraduate degree.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy

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Find out more about the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Melbourne DPT application deadline is approaching

This is just a reminder for all students interested in studying physiotherapy at the Melbourne Physiotherapy School: the deadline for first round applicants is next Friday, June 5. All applicants who wish to be considered as a first-round applicant are encouraged to submit their complete application documents to the OzTREKK office by Thursday, June 4 at noon in order for their application to be submitted to the university on time.

University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School

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Why is the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy 3 years in length?

The Melbourne DPT commenced in 2011 and is the first three-year physiotherapy graduate-entry master’s-level program, providing a benchmark for physiotherapy education in Australia. In addition to core hands-on practical physiotherapy skills, key program features include advanced theoretical knowledge in areas such as pharmacology, radiology, leadership and management, sports physiotherapy and inter-professional education, including a faculty student conference.

Students will be well prepared for the changing roles of the physiotherapist in areas such as acute care, chronic disease management, health promotion, emergency medicine, private practice and sports medicine. The course provides a vertically integrated community group health promotion project that culminates in a presentation and possible publication at the end of three years of study. The clinical program builds progressively to independent practice, with approximately 37 weeks of clinical practice. There is also the potential for an overseas clinical experience to add depth of understanding in global health care.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School!

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For more information about physiotherapy school entry requirements, application deadlines, and tuition fees, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman by emailing jaime@oztrekk.com or by calling (toll free in Canada) for more information about how you can study in Australia!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy application timeline

Have you applied to the University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School? Don’t forget that the application deadline for the first round is coming up soon, Friday, June 5. All applicants are encouraged to have their application documents at the OzTREKK office by Thursday, June 4 in order for us to submit your complete application to the University of Melbourne on time.

University of Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy

Study physio at the University of Melbourne

2016 Intake Application Timelines

Melbourne DPT First Round Applications for the 2016 Intake
Deadline for prerequisite assessment forms: May 1, 2015
Deadline for first round applicants: June 5, 2015
Offers for first round Skype MMI interviews released: June 19, 2015
First round Skype MMI interviews conducted: June 29 – July 3, 2015
Applicants not shortlisted for interview notified: July 3, 2015
Offers for first round released: July 31, 2015

Melbourne DPT Second Round Applications for the 2016 Intake
Deadline for second round applicants: July 31, 2015
Offers for second round Skype MMI Interviews released: August 14, 2015
Second round Skype MMI interviews conducted: August 24 – 28, 2015
Applicants not shortlisted for interview notified: September 4, 2015
Offers for second round released: October 16, 2015
Deadline for final results and other offer conditions to be met by applicants: December 18, 2015
Mandatory DPT Orientation: February 5, 2016
DPT Classes commence: February 8, 2016

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Next available intake: February 2016
Duration: 3 years
Application Deadline: First round – June 5, 2015; Second round – July 31, 2015

Apply to the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Program!

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Find out more about the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy applications are open!

The University of Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy applications are open for the February 2016 intake via OzTREKK!

University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School

Learn how to apply to the Melbourne DPT

The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy is Australia’s first three-year entry to practice graduate master’s-level program. With its first intake in 2011, the Doctor of Physiotherapy creates a new benchmark in 21st century education.

Building on prior learning at an undergraduate level, the Melbourne DPT provides students with a comprehensive, integrated course in the theory and practice of physiotherapy to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of human movement.

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: First round – June 5, 2015; Second round – July 31, 2015

Entry Requirements for Melbourne’s Physiotherapy Program

The physio program at the University of Melbourne is available only to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the last 10 years or are in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree.

1. To be considered for admission into the program, a Canadian applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree and prerequisite subjects. Prerequisite subjects include one semester of human anatomy and one semester of human physiology.

2. As well, the applicant must participate in a multi-mini interview. Selected applicants will be shortlisted to participate in a multi-mini interview (MMI) to assess interest in and motivation for undertaking the program, likely capacity for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients in a clinical setting, communication skills, and aptitude for collaboration and decision making. The University of Melbourne has advised that international applicants will likely complete a MMI via video conferencing or phone.

Selection will be based on academic record (grade point average—GPA) from a completed three- or four-year university degree. The Selection Committee will also conduct interviews. To be competitive, it is anticipated that applicants will have achieved a standard of at least 70% or higher GPA in their undergraduate degree.

How to Apply to the University of Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Program

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For more information about physiotherapy school entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please  contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Australian Physiotherapy School applications are open!

Are you interested in becoming a certified physiotherapist? Great news! Applications for Australian Physiotherapy Schools are now open for the 2015–16 intakes via OzTREKK!

Australian Physiotherapy Schools in Australia

Study physiotherapy in Australia!

Six 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.

The application process to any of the physiotherapy schools listed is streamlined and made stress-free for you by OzTREKK. All applications are submitted directly to the OzTREKK Application and Information Centre in Ontario, Canada.

Do you have an undergraduate degree? Consider applying to one of these graduate-entry physio programs:

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If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com, or phone toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

University of Melbourne DPT prerequisites

The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy requires prerequisite subjects in anatomy and physiology taught at the first-year level, or equivalent. For the two courses, the prerequisites must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to commencing.

University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School

Study physio at the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne‘s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is responsible for assessing prospective students’ courses to see if they meet application eligibility. If your subjects (human anatomy and human physiology) have not been previously assessed, you are strongly recommended to have your subjects assessed well in advance of applying. The assessment process may be lengthy, so try to have your subjects assessed as soon as possible before applying. To see if your courses meet the prerequisites, please go to the University of Melbourne’s prerequisites page. You may check the courses you have taken to date by clicking on the “International” link under the heading “Have you already assessed my subjects?”

Prospective applicants for the Melbourne DPT program must submit documentation through the University of Melbourne’s webform for assessment by April 30 in order to be considered for admission for the following year. Applicants who submit complete documentation by this deadline will be advised of the subject equivalent before the closing date for applications. Note: Submissions received after this date will be processed but applicants will not receive advice about the outcome of the request until after the closing date for applications.

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy program is available only to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the last 10 years or are in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree.

To be considered for admission into this program, a Canadian applicant must

  • have completed an undergraduate degree and prerequisite subjects. Prerequisite subjects include one semester of human anatomy and one semester of human physiology.
  • participate in a multi-mini interview. Selected applicants will be shortlisted to participate in a multi-mini interview (MMI) to assess interest in and motivation for undertaking the program, likely capacity for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients in a clinical setting, communication skills, and aptitude for collaboration and decision making. The University of Melbourne has advised that international applicants will likely complete a MMI via video conferencing or phone.

Selection will be based on academic record (grade point average GPA) from a completed three- or four-year university degree. The Selection Committee will also conduct interviews. To be competitive, it is anticipated that applicants will have achieved a standard of at least 70% or higher GPA in their undergraduate degree.

An applicant’s GPA results will be measured by considering the last three years of the applicant’s undergraduate coursework studies (including Honours). Weightings will be applied according to the approved Melbourne Adjusted Grade Point Average (MAGPA) calculations in force in any given year, or in the absence of any defined MAGPA, by weighting the first of the final three full-time years by 1, the second year by 2, and the final year by 3.

Offers of admission will be made from a combined ranking list where a candidate’s GPA and interview results are given equal weightings.

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Next available intake: February 2016
Duration: 3 years
Application Deadline: First round – June 5, 2015; Second round – July 31, 2015

Apply to the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Program!

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Find out more about the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

All about physiotherapy degrees in Australia

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

Australian physiotherapy schools in Australia

Inside Bond University Physiotherapy School

Six 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 the Master of Physiotherapy and the Doctor of Physiotherapy?

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, due to their longer length, 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 didn’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 component, 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 Schools

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Want to learn more about physiotherapy schools in Australia? Contact OzTREKK for more information about studying in Australia and about physiotherapy programs at Australian universities. Email OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com, or call toll free 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Melbourne Physiotherapy School DPT features

The Doctor of Physiotherapy course at the University of Melbourne prepares students for the changing roles of the physiotherapist in areas such as chronic disease management, health promotion and prevention, emergency medicine, acute care and private practice. The clinical program builds progressively to independent practice, with approximately 37 weeks of clinical practice.

University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School

Study physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne

Graduates will be work-ready and immediately employable following registration having gained diverse clinical experience in major hospitals and increased their focus on primary healthcare and community engagement.

Graduates have the opportunity to pursue careers in a range of health settings including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organisations or as an advisor to government or industry bodies. This degree provides opportunities to study and work overseas.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers a focus on professional commitment, responsibility and clinical leadership through

  • clinical placements in the largest 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;
  • an international focus to develop skills and attitudes enabling practice in both national and international environments;
  • being part of Australia’s strongest research university; and
  • opportunities to explore advanced practice (e.g., emergency medicine, sports physiotherapy).

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Next available intake: February 2016
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: TBC for the 2016 intake

Apply to the Melbourne Physiotherapy School!

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Are you curious about studying physiotherapy at the Melbourne Physiotherapy School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, January 5th, 2015

About the Melbourne Department of Physiotherapy

Established in 1991, Melbourne Department of Physiotherapy makes distinctive contributions to the physiotherapy profession and society through learning and teaching, research and knowledge transfer. The department thrives on a community environment with extensive collaborations with stakeholder partners within the acute, private and primary care sectors.

University of Melbourne Department of Physiotherapy

Find out more about the Melbourne DPT

Outstanding academics lead innovative entry to practice and postgraduate programs. The department’s physiotherapy research is world-ranked and have been highly successful is obtaining competitive grants and publishing research findings. The outstanding teaching and research nexus this provides means Melbourne DPT graduates receive cutting-edge evidence and knowledge upon which to base their future practice.

Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy students have access to excellent teaching and learning spaces including a new lecture theatre and tutorial rooms, large practical rooms, a state of the art simulation laboratory and a large gait laboratory. Staff have recently moved to new offices in the Alan Gilbert building but teaching and learning and research remain in Berkeley Street.

About the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy

The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy is Australia’s first three-year entry to practice graduate master’s-level program. Physiotherapy graduates will have the opportunity to pursue a career in a range of health settings, including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organizations or as an advisor to government or industry bodies. This degree provides opportunities for pursuing employment globally.

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 3 years

Apply to the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Program!

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Find out more about the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.