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Bachelor of Physiotherapy
|Delivery Mode||On campus|
|Intake Information||Semester 1 (Autumn)|
|UAC Code||723560 [Campbelltown]|
|Entrance Rank||96.65 [Campbelltown]|
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Key : F = Full time study, P = Part time study, A = Accelerated full time study
Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
Western Sydney University's Physiotherapy program focuses strongly on the relationship between the therapist and the client.
Graduates not only know how to do their jobs technically, but also understand how to work with colleagues and patients, and have been prepared to take on responsibilities.
Taking an evidence-based approach to health science teaching, learning and research, the University aims to produce professionals who can truly help clients and communities to lead healthier, more productive lives. Being evidence-based is one of the most important trends in healthcare today and is a strong feature of the program. Independent learning, self-direction and experience in analysing and resolving problems will also help you to develop the skills and ability to pick up activities and run with them, an outcome that employers particularly appreciate in graduates.
The final year of this program focuses on the development of physiotherapy practice skills, which are used during clinical placements to treat patients in the community. Evidence-based practice is one of the most important trends in healthcare today and is a strong feature of the program.
Students in this program are required to participate fully in practical classes. This involves disrobing to shorts and singlet or swim-suit equivalent in mixed gender classes. Students will practice hands-on physiotherapy examination and treatment techniques on both genders, and will personally experience these techniques which will be performed on them by other students and relevant academic staff. Clinical placements will occur during normal working hours of the various clinical facilities. In clinical placement units, students must wear the Western Sydney University physiotherapy uniform, which complies with NSW uniform requirements.
Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists have considerable autonomy within medical and healthcare professions.
Physiotherapists work in private practices, aged care, private and public hospitals, workplaces, women's health, schools, rehabilitation and chronic health management.
Settings also include community based agencies, rural and regional healthcare providers, and working with athletes and sporting organisations. Patients range across the life-span, from birth to old age.
Graduates may also choose careers in research and teaching, or as consultants to industry and/or government bodies. Demand for physiotherapists is strong and the profession is highly rewarding
Dr Chipchase is the Foundation Chair of Physiotherapy at the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University. She completed her PhD at the University of South Australia in 2007, and then established her research track record at the University of Queensland, prior to joining the University of Western Sydney. Her research has two main foci. First, Dr Chipchase uses non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to probe …