Postgraduate Diploma of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Applicants must be registered Australian Physiotherapists.
Completion of an overseas recognised physiotherapy qualification. Note: Completion of this program will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified physiotherapists.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Postgraduate diplomas.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Telephone and computer access
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Postgraduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
Select 12 credit points of PS and TM level 5 subjects from the specified list:
PS5101:03 Clinical Expert Updates
TM5528:03 Health Promotion
PS5103:03 Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice
PS5104:03 Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Disability across the Lifespan
PS5106:03 Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions
PS5108:03 Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice
Select 12 credit points of level 5 subjects from the specified list:
SP5103:03 Clinical Exercise Physiology 1
SP5104:03 Clinical Exercise Physiology 2
OT5008:03 Allied Health Interventions for Palliative Care
OT5007:03 Issues of Sexuality for Allied Health
TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health
TM5526:03 Public Health Economics
TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs
TM5554:03 Theory and Practice of Public Health
TM5513:03 Public Health Management
TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management
HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research
HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals
TM5002:03 Infectious Diseases
TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health
TM5506:03 Social Science in Public Health
TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
TM5514:03 Environmental Health
TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health
TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods
TM5540:03 Occupational Health
HS5405:03 Introduction to Health Professional Education
HS5406:03 Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions
HS5409:03 Learning and Teaching about the Consultation
HS5410:03 Health Professional Practice in Education
NS5408:03 Implementation of Clinical Teaching Strategies
NS5601:03 Processes of Normal Ageing
PY5007:03 Health and Rehabilitation
PY5017:03 Psychosocial Elements of Ageing
WC5001:03 Introduction to Women's Studies
WS5103:03 Community Development
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
9 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 9 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate Rehabilitation.
Students admitted to a Postgraduate Diploma of Rehabilitation may after completion of that award, gain advanced standing for those studies towards a Master of Rehabilitation.