Faculty of Health Sciences
Master of Clinical Physiotherapy, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy
We offer a range of postgraduate courses for physiotherapists looking to extend their knowledge and qualifications. They are clinically-oriented to enhance your clinical reasoning, diagnostic, therapeutic, assessment, management and rehabilitation skills. Special emphasis is placed on the continence and women’s health major in the graduate certificate which will provide you with the opportunity to become an expert clinician in women’s health physiotherapy and its related areas of practice. In this major you will develop clinical skills in the assessment and management of conditions which are unique to women, more common in women, more serious in women or require special interventions in women. You will develop particular expertise in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction and its many presentations, including bladder and bowel dysfunction, disorders of the pelvic organ and pelvic girdle support, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain.
In the master-level course you'll major in clinical physiotherapy, continence and women's health, manipulative therapy or sports physiotherapy. All majors study the philosophy of evidence-based practice and develop practical skills in identifying, acquiring, evaluating and using evidence. You will further your clinical decision-making skills through the use of statistical analysis, including the examination of various forms of statistical testing. You will choose from a range of specialised higher-level units and be given the opportunity to study clinical management, examining the theories and techniques of physiotherapy practice. You will also study models of service delivery, current developments in physiotherapy care, promotion of health and prevention of disease and dysfunction in the client group.
Clinical practice is a significant component of this course. During your placement you will detail a variety of case histories and evaluate each as a reflective practitioner.
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