|University and Faculty:||The University of Melbourne
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
|Program:||Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)|
|University Location:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|City Population:||4 million|
|Campus Location:||Parkville (downtown Melbourne)|
|Program Duration:||3 years|
|Semester Intake:||late February/early March each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2015|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$42,144 AUD (2015)|
|Est. Indicative Total:||$132,896 AUD (2015)|
The University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School offers a Doctor of Physiotherapy which will provide an evidence-based physiotherapy degree that combines theoretical principles, clinical practice and high-level abilities in knowledge transfer and professional leadership. Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy graduates will be professional leaders who are able to apply their discipline-specific knowledge to a wide range of health care settings.
This physical therapy program will combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of human movement. The physio curriculum will include integrated theory and evidence-based clinical practice in affiliated clinical teaching hospitals. Students will be exposed to a broad range of clinical experiences and will draw on the strengths of a world-renowned research faculty.
Key defining features of the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy will be the availability of advanced skills subjects, inclusion of business and leadership subjects, participation in group research projects and an explicit focus on interprofessional learning opportunities. The vision of this program is to ensure that its graduates will become leaders in physiotherapy clinical practice, clinical research and knowledge exchange. These features of the course will enable graduates to have high-level knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to practice ethically, safely and effectively in both national and international environments.
The Melbourne Physiotherapy School is based in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, a vibrant multi-disciplinary school that incorporates nursing, social work and physiotherapy. The Melbourne School of Health Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. The faculty is internationally renowned for its global leadership in health research, policy and practice. The university educates more health professionals, graduates more research and higher degrees students, produces more peer-reviewed papers and attracts more nationally competitive funding than any other Australian university.
In addition, the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Melbourne will offer a focus on professional commitment, responsibility and clinical leadership through
Eligible candidates for admission will have completed undergraduate studies in human anatomy and human physiology at the university level. Other subjects which may be helpful for physiotherapy applicants include psychology, physics, biomechanics, research methods, evidence-based practice, statistics, biochemistry, and additional units of anatomy.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration in any state within Australia and may be eligible to study and work overseas. Canadian students, who wish to practice as a physiotherapist upon their return to Canada, should visit the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators' website for accreditation and certification information: http://www.alliancept.org/
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!
The Doctor of Physiotherapy 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.To be considered for admission into this program, a Canadian applicant must
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.
As an international applicant, a Canadian student must also meet the university's English language proficiency requirements. If you have recently completed your undergraduate degree in Canada and the institution's language of instruction is English, the university will refer to your official academic transcript to assess your English language proficiency. For further information on English language admission requirements, please refer to the University of Melbourne's website at www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements.html
The Univeristy 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, OzTREKK strongly recommends having 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 DPT program must submit documentation through the University of Melbourne's webform for assessment by early May of the year in which they wish to apply 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. If the student's courses meet the prerequisites, course outlines do not need to be submitted with his/her application. If a prospective student's human anatomy and human physiology courses are not listed and he/she did not submit course information to the faculty for assessment, course outlines must be submitted with the application.
Total Number of Places in the Program: 80
Number of Places Available for International Students: approx. 10
Application Deadline for the February 2015 intake: TBC by the faculty. In past years, this program's application deadline was early June for the first round, and the beginning of August for the second round.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson