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Master of Physiotherapy

Masters Degree

Course description

Duration
2 years
Study mode
On-campus
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  • Gain the skills to work as a Physiotherapist where you will assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems.
  • Learn from expert researchers, practitioners and clinicians in purpose-built laboratories.
  • Benefit from access to mentoring programs and other opportunities to improve your leadership skills.

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University of Sydney

Master of Physiotherapy

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Cumberland

On-campus (full-time)

2 years

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Bachelor degree, Master degree or PhD; AND
  • Minimum grade point average of 4.5 over 7; AND
  • Provide evidence of pre-existing knowledge in human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, neuroscience and psychology
LocationNew South Wales
Next start dateContact provider for next date
Duration2 years
Study modeOn-campus
Education institutionUniversity of Sydney
Work placement

Complete four 5-week clinical placements in your final year

Recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. On graduation you will be eligible to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Student reviews of Rehabilitation Therapies courses

Student reviews of University of Sydney courses
26
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2014
Study modeOn-campus
Good course set up. However too many students enrolled into the degree, would benefit students if they had smaller class and more one to one time with teachers. Also some good teachers are lost as they have to do a PhD to teach students. Overall good course but would think about doing it at another uni if an option
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Only a number of experiences teachers. Aimed at working in the public system and not so much private practice. For the money spent, I expected more
Student review published July 2018
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
USyd's physiotherapy course can be a mixed bag when it comes to quality. The master's course runs 2 years. The strongest components of the course tend to be the cardiopulmonary and neurological physio components of the course. Both are excellently organized and well run with excellent instruction by professors and very pertinent to real world practice - especially the neuro arm of the course. Unfortunately the minority of physios tend to go down this route, with the majority opting for musculoskeletal focus. And this part of the course is rather poor. I make this comment specifically because there is very little development of basic manual therapy skills - and when there are tutorials dedicated to this - the instruction is relatively poor and not very nuanced. I should say that I came into this Master's level course after having practiced as a chiropractor for 5 years so my judgements might be slightly more critical. Moreover - whilst the teaching of theoretical components of MSK was good, the practical components (eg. physical exams, orthopedic testing) were poor and haphazard. One would think, then, that there would be more focus on rehabilitative exercise as this is a physiotherapy programme. Sadly, even this part of the course was run with little organization or structure with regards to a 'systems' thinking approach to rehabilitative exercise. If you are a prospective student interested particularly in MSK physio, I might recommend UQ's program or La Trobe's.
Student review published May 2018
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Had expected more from the musculoskeletal course units. The neurological and cardiovascular units were very well done.
Student review published August 2018
CourseMaster of Speech and Language Pathology
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
A great course which puts students well placed to find jobs in a competitive workforce from the depth of theoretical knowledge provided. Academic staff were knowledgeable and approachable. I enjoyed my rural placement opportunity in Katherine, NT, and also to travel to Nepal as part of one subject, however would have enjoyed more opportunity for practical skill development. Very limited Commonwealth Supported Places mean that if you don’t get a supported place you will certainly be paying off your HECS for the rest of your life (provided you live a long one).
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Physiotherapy
Completion date2014
Study modeOn-campus
Good outline in theory, however lacking in practical aspects especially relievence to real world scenario's with patient upon graduating and seeing patients in the clinical setting, the weakness of the course became very clear where the information provided in case studies and during lectures were far to transparent and didn't allow us to filter the information to tackle the real world problems. when seeing it on paper from previous notes and hearing it out of patients mouths provided very different information, maybe include classes where patients and physio's are recorded and we hear their problems as well as techniques where we are able to filter information may help future students
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
I thought it was a fantastic course involving a good balance of theory and practical experience.
Student review published August 2018
CourseMaster of Occupational Therapy
Completion date2012
Study modeOn-campus
I found the coursework not very relevant to what I wanted to do. There was only one paediatric subject throughout and this is the area I wanted to be in. I didn’t learn much of what I use today!
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Overall a good course which gave us the foundations for the various fields of physiotherapy. There may have been too much emphasis on hospital-based physiotherapy, and too little on sports/private practice (for those interested in going down this path and not hospital/acute based). This of course was between 2011-2015, so the program and order may have changed since then.
Student review published August 2018
CourseMaster of Exercise Physiology
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
The course structure was great in that there was a good mix of theory and practical based work however the 2nd year, which involved condensed theory work in a short period of time was extremely stressful and I feel this would have been better off structured if some of those units were included in the first year. The structure may have since changed however.

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