The Monash University Department of Physiotherapy aims to advance health and wellness through best practice in education and research in an environment that is progressive and supportive for both educators and students.
We offer an innovative and exciting four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Physiotherapy program. Students may also take an honours stream embedded within this program to obtain a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree. This is completed within the time frame of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree commencing in Year 2, except that honours students complete additional honours coursework units and a 12,000 word honours thesis.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree is designed around case-based learning. It has a fully integrated curriculum that combines self-directed learning opportunities with high quality lectures and tutorials. Staff who teach in the program have either completed formal postgraduate studies in education or undertake ongoing informal education in teaching best practice.
A strong emphasis on finding interdisciplinary solutions to health problems flows through all the School's courses. Students gain an understanding of how they can work with other primary health care professions.
Each year we have an intake of more than 80 students into the undergraduate program. About 20 percent do not come directly from school. Some transfer from other courses and some are already in the workforce. The Monash Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree is popular as it provides a complete professional training program within four years, enabling registration as a practising physiotherapist at completion.