Course and Subject Handbook 2014 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)

Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)

Course Code

104711

Version

4

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Applicants must be registered Australian Physiotherapists or have completed an overseas recognised physiotherapy qualification.

Note: Completion of this program will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified physiotherapists.

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 I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Post admission
requirements

Telephone and computer access

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

The Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) is a coursework program which qualifies students to apply specialised knowledge and skills in rehabilitation treatment settings.

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) graduates will be able to:

  • Apply and adapt specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of theoretical knowledge, skills and technical competencies across diverse contexts as a physiotherapist

  • Design assessment, management and evaluation plans across the lifespan, for culturally and demographically diverse peoples, especially in tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Retrieve, critically evaluate and apply established and evolving evidence and concepts to physiotherapy practice to develop solutions for complex problems

  • Communicate theoretical knowledge, therapy concepts, treatment options and professional decisions using high-level oral and written English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills to a variety of audiences

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for future professional development requirements based on reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes.

Course Structure

Options

Select 6 credit points of specified level 5 PS subjects

PS5101:03 Clinical Expert Updates

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

PS5109:03 Ergonomics

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of subjects from the specified list:

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

OT5007:03 Issues of Sexuality for Allied Health Professionals

PY5007:03 Health and Rehabilitation

TM5514:03 Environmental Health

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5540:03 Public Health and the Workplace

TM5573:03 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

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.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 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.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students admitted to a Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation may after completion of that award, gain advanced standing for those studies towards a Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation or a Master of Rehabilitation.