Bachelor of Health Science - Physiotherapy

Kilroy Norway

Program Description

Bachelor of Health Science - Physiotherapy

Kilroy Norway

Bachelor of Health Science - Physiotherapy

Awarding Body:

AUT University

Physiotherapists rehabilitate people of all ages recovering from: general, orthopaedic and neurosurgery; trauma; injuries; chronic lung diseases; neurological diseases; childbirth; mental health problems and acute sports injuries. Physiotherapists apply assessment skills, clinical reasoning and treatment to anyone with physical problems and chronic pain that affects their movement, function and quality of life. Successful completion of the programme allows graduates to register with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. Upon completion of the programme students will have to meet the Physiotherapy Board Competencies.

AUT’s physiotherapy programme enables you to be at the forefront of a profession that maintains and improves people’s rehabilitation. Graduates can work in a range of clinical specialties here and overseas and will be skilled at effectively working in interprofessional healthcare teams.

Structure

Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.

Year 1

You will begin by studying basic human sciences, communication skills and the political and social aspects of the New Zealand health system.

  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Fundamentals of Movement
  • Exploring Health Priorities
  • Passport to Practise I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Lifespan Development and Communication
  • Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
  • Health and Environment OR Māori Health, Development and Environment

Year 2

You will be introduced to the management of abnormal function and physiotherapy assessment, including clinical reasoning principles, evidence-based practice and advanced biomedical theories that will provide you with clinical decision making skills. There are many interactive practical classes. You will be allocated to your clinical practice centre for the degree and provided with an opportunity to participate in a musculoskeletal practice for a week.

  • Embodiment Health and Movement
  • Principles of Movement and Function I
  • Fundamentals of Movement II
  • Exercise-Based Rehabilitation I
  • Principles of Movement and Function II
  • Analysing Health Needs

Year 3

You will be introduced to a wider range of pathologies and complex dysfunctions throughout the lifespan. This requires more detailed assessment, clearer clinical decision-making skills and more advanced treatment strategies, together with an understanding of reflective, professional and ethical practice. You will also be provided with a 2 week student assistantship in your allocated clinical practice centre.

  • Exercise-Based Rehabilitation II
  • Managing Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Acute Care
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Diagnosis & Rehabilitation
  • Managing Complexity in the Acute Care Environment
  • Managing Complexity in the Community Environment
  • Passport to Practice II
  • Rehabilitation and Participation OR Māori Health Promotion OR Applied Primary Māori Mental Health

Year 4

The majority of the year is spent away from AUT completing the physiotherapy practice requirements for registration, and a research project paper that is completed in pairs. You will be placed in a clinical centre and be required to complete around 1000 hours of supervised physiotherapy practice to meet the registration requirements of the Physiotherapy Board.

  • Research Project
  • Physiotherapy Practice

Duration: 4 years full time

Venue: North Shore Campus (some papers may be available at the Manukau Campus)

Starting date: 27 February 2012

AUT University encourages early application before November 2011. There are limited places available for this qualification.

Career opportunities

Graduates work as physiotherapists in hospitals, health centres, clinics, schools, community centres and private practice in areas such as:

  • Acute trauma
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Child health
  • Community health
  • Mental health
  • Musculoskeletal therapy / orthopaedics
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Older adults' health
  • Sports medicine
  • Teaching and research
  • Women’s health

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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July 2017
Aug. 2017
Duration
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4 years
Full time
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Australia - North Ryde, New South Wales
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Australia - Sydney, New South Wales
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Australia - Gold Coast, Queensland
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Australia - Maroochydore, Queensland
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Australia - Adelaide, South Australia
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Australia - Victoria
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India - Delhi, NCR-Delhi
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Italy - Florence
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Japan - Beppu
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New Zealand - Auckland
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New Zealand - Wellington
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Norway - Oslo
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Australia - Victoria
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Japan - Beppu
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