Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a discipline cognate to the proposed area of research within the previous five years; and
Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their bachelor degree, with credits or better in discipline-specific areas.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Application for entry to the Honours program is by invitation of the College Dean.
Quota restrictions on the number of honours places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College Dean.
Students for honours who have graduated with a pass degree from this or another university or who graduated more than five years ago may be required to complete such coursework or assessment as the College Dean recommends.
Special admission requirements
Applicants must be registered with the Physiotherapists Board of Australia or have completed an overseas recognised physiotherapy qualification.
Note: Completion of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified physiotherapists.
Post admission requirements
Depending on the area of research, students may have to comply with the following:
Hepatitis B immunisation:
Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):
This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.
For more information, refer to:
Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:
Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.
Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that students hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.
Australian Federal Police check:
This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.
Application documents can be accessed at:
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree qualifies graduates with coherent and advanced knowledge in an area of practice-based knowledge and the application of research principles and methods.
On successful completion, graduates of the course will be able to:
PS4501:12 Physiotherapy Honours Part 1 of 2
PS4502:12 Physiotherapy Honours Part 2 of 2
PS4511:06 Physiotherapy Honours Part 1 of 4
PS4512:06 Physiotherapy Honours Part 2 of 4
PS4513:06 Physiotherapy Honours Part 3 of 4
PS4514:06 Physiotherapy Honours Part 4 of 4
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
Professional accreditation requirements
Students must be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia or have completed an overseas recognised physiotherapy qualification.
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY (HONOURS)
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award