Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
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
Telephone and computer access
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
The Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) is a coursework program which qualifies students to apply advanced knowledge and skills in rehabilitation treatment settings.
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) graduates will be able to:
Students can choose from 2 streams: (1) coursework or (2) coursework and research. Students enrolled in the coursework graduate diploma program may choose the research core subjects as elective subjects and students enrolled in a coursework/research graduate diploma program may choose the coursework core subjects as elective subjects. If this course is to be used as a pathway to enrolment in a PhD, students will need to complete the coursework/research stream.
Select either 12 credit points of specified Coursework subjects or all specified Coursework/Research subjects
Select 12 credit points of specified PS level 5 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
TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health
TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health
Select 12 credit points of specified level 5 subjects
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
TM5528:03 Health Promotion
TM5540:03 Public Health and the Workplace
TM5573:03 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
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 Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation
Students admitted to a Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation may after completion of that award, gain advanced standing for those studies towards a Master of Rehabilitation