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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 32.3k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 15 August
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1508pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) will teach you how to assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle and nerve disorders. You will also learn how to help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit and healthy body.
    As a physiotherapy student, you will learn through state-of-the-art simulations and practical experiences how to employ a range of drug-free techniques to treat and prevent injuries. In addition to the high-profile sports side of physiotherapy, graduates also practice in roles that contribute significantly to the wider community, such as the management of neurological conditions, movement disorders, rehabilitation and recovery.
    During this four year degree you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of physiotherapy, including areas such as musculoskeletal anatomy, neuroscience, respiratory and cardiac conditions, paediatric physiotherapy and preventative health care. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) incorporates significant clinical and professional fieldwork opportunities, providing hands-on experience with real clients in a supervised environment. You will undertake a one-week clinical placement in your first year followed by five five-week clinical placements in years two, three and four.
    Upon graduation you are eligible to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. There are a diverse range of physiotherapy and health promotion career options available in both the public and private sectors, in settings such as health care organisations, sports, schools and community, and private practices. 

    Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
    Course BPHEASCI-02: Pass course; full-time, 3 years

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    BIOL1003
    Human Biology
    6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
    N BIOL1500 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or EDUH1016 


    Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February) 
    Semester 1
    Summer Main
    Or select any Junior Biology unit of study [6] from the Faculty of Science, Table 1.
    HSBH1006
    Foundations of Health Science
    6      Semester 1
    HSBH1008
    Health Determinants and Interventions
    6      Semester 1
    PSYC1001
    Psychology 1001
    6      Semester 1
    Summer Main
    Or
    PSYC1002
    Psychology 1002
    6   

    This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site: http://sydney.edu.au/summer/ 
    Semester 2
    Summer Main
    SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

    Semester 2

    HSBH1009
    Health Care Resources and Systems
    6      Semester 2
    Select 18 credit points of electives.
    Note: Students should refer to the requirements of their chosen second major, and the suggested study patterns available at Second Majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences when selecting electives for the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
    SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    HSBH2007
    Research Methods in Health
    6    P HSBH1006 and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009 
    N BACH2140 or HSBH1007 
    Semester 1

    Year 2 and 3

    Students must complete the following units in Years 2 & 3 to complete first major in Health Sciences. In addition, students must complete the requirements of a chosen second major related to Health.

    At least three of the following BHlthSci Senior units of study:

    HSBH3001
    Health and Indigenous Populations
    6    P (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (BACH1161 or HSBH1003) OR (NURS1003)  Semester 1
    Semester 2
    HSBH3003
    Health Service Strategy and Policy
    6    P HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009  Semester 2
    HSBH3004
    Health, Ethics and the Law
    6    P HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009  Semester 1
    HSBH3009
    International Health
    6    P (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (BACH1161 or HSBH1003) 
    N BACH3128 
    Semester 2
    HSBH3010
    Health and Lifelong Disability
    6    P HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009  Semester 2
    HSBH3011
    Rural Health
    6    P HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009  Semester 1
    HSBH3012
    FHS Abroad
    6    P Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree 

    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
    Students interested in participating must obtain permission from their course director before enrolling in FHS Abroad. Some degrees require participants have a minimum credit average.
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    HSBH3015
    Mental Health Rehabilitation
    6    P (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (48 credit points of previous study with a miminum of 24 from Intermediate units of study) 
    N OCCP2084 


    Students must have completed at least 48 credit points to enrol in this UoS 
    Semester 1
    HSBH3022
    Health Promotion: Principles and Practice
    6    P HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009  Semester 1
    REHB3064
    Alcohol and Drug Misuse Rehabilitation
    6    P (HSBH1006, (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007), HSBH1008, HSBH1009) or 48 credit points of previous study.
    N REHB3061 


    Students must have completed 48 credit points to enrol in this unit 
    Semester 1

    At least one of the following BHlthSci Senior Research units of study:

    HSBH3005
    Evidence Based Health Care
    6    P HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009  Semester 2
    HSBH3018
    Quantitative Research Methods in Health
    6    P HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009 
    N PSYC2012 or SCLG3603 


    Bachelor of Health Sciences students must have completed 24 credit points of HSBH units for enrolment into this unit. All other students must have completed 48 credit points.
    Semester 1
    HSBH3019
    Qualitative Research Methods in Health
    6    P HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009 
    N SCLG2602 or BACH4056 
    Semester 2
    HSBH3024
    Designing a Research Project
    6    P (HSBH1006 AND (HSBH1007 OR HSBH2007) AND HSBH1008 AND HSBH1009) OR ((BACH1161 OR HSBH1003) AND HSBH1007)  Semester 2

    Second major related to Health

    Units of study for the second major will be as required in the relevant table of units of study.
    Note: For further information, including suggested study patterns for second majors please refer to Second Majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

    Elective units of study

    Along with satisfying the requirements for the Health Sciences major, and a second major related to Health, students must complete enough electives to achieve 144 credit points for the award of the degree. Electives may be chosen from units of study available throughout the University, subject to approval, availability and minimum enrolment.

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    • IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band
    • TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing
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