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Master of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1.5 years
Start date: 18-July-2022
Campus:
AUT North Campus
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Summary

The Master of Health Practice is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career. You can select papers and areas of practice that reflect your career needs and interests.

Study the AUT Master of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy degree to help you take your health career to the next level. This specialisation is open to registered physiotherapists.

The Master of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career.

It's designed for health professionals with at least three years of clinical experience. You can select papers that reflect your career needs and interests.

Staircasing options from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science are also available.

What you study:

You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy qualification.

Complete the following papers

  • PHTY801 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (45 points)
  • RHAB817 Biomechanics (15 points)
  • RHAB818 Pain: Mechanisms and Management (15 points)

And 15 points from a relevant postgraduate paper

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)
  • HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (15 points)

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
  • HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

And either 60 points from

  • HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)

Or 60 points from

  • HEAL986 Research in Practice (45 points)

And 15 points from a relevant postgraduate paper (with approval)

Key features:

  • Equips health professionals for advanced practice in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Includes a practice project in an area of your interest
  • Open to all registered physiotherapists
  • Flexible study options, including on-campus block courses and online learning
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field

Entry criteria

Must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma
  • Relevant professional qualification

AND

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience

Other requirements

  • May be required to complete prerequisite papers in chosen subject area
  • May be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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