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University of Melbourne

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Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Throughout the Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health), you will deepen your knowledge and skills in this key area of physiotherapy and be ready to apply them to your clinical practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
18 months full-time, 36 months part-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Apr, Jul

About this course

Throughout the Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health), you will deepen your knowledge and skills in this key area of physiotherapy and be ready to apply them to your clinical practice.

Course content is internationally relevant and is mapped to the Australian Physiotherapy Association's career pathway competencies for Titling, which is on the pathway to Specialisation in Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health. You will examine the latest evidence and innovations in the discipline and understand how these can guide your clinical decision-making.

The program will challenge and extend your clinical knowledge and you will increase your understanding of the assessment and treatment of conditions across the lifespan, inclusive of paediatrics, adolescent, young and older adults. You will also further build on your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, management as well as complex case management.

This blended program includes both campus-based subjects that are taught in intensive face-to-face mode and fully online subjects. This course is tailored to the needs of currently practising professionals and will allow you to study part time while applying your learning to your clinical practice.

The flexible course structure enables you to personalise your degree by selecting from a wide range of elective subjects that are most relevant to your areas of interest and career goals.

Who should apply?

This course is designed for currently practising registered physiotherapists, with at least two years of post-qualification clinical experience in the area of women's, men's and pelvic health.

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What you will learn

What you will learn

As a student of this course, you will interrogate the latest evidence and innovation in the discipline and use this to develop your own clinical practice. You are able to choose from a wide range of elective subjects and scaffold your learning to your particular career goals.

Throughout the course, you will learn how to:

  • Discuss principles and frameworks of professional and ethical practice
  • Integrate evidence in the provision of advice and promotion of health and wellbeing in diverse patient populations
  • Utilise technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to advancement of practice
  • Design and implement advanced clinical management for patients with conditions relevant to Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health physiotherapy
  • Understand the scope of practice and expertise of other relevant professionals, leading to appropriate referral and communication of information
  • Integrate theory, evidence and clinical reasoning in your clinical decision-making.

In your capstone project, you can choose to undertake either a research project, which involves working within a research team, or a rehabilitation professional project, which involves completing a quality assurance project within your practice context.

Course structure

To achieve the Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health), you must complete:

  • Six core subjects
  • Four electives, and
  • One capstone.

    Please note: Students can apply for recognition of prior learning for post graduate subjects that have learning outcomes related to pelvic health and the titling process in physiotherapy. This could reduce the total course fee by up to 50%. Please contact our student support team for more information.

Career pathways

Who is this course for?

This program is designed for physiotherapists at various career stages. Applicants are required to have at least two years of documented clinical experience in women's, men's or pelvic health.

How to apply

It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete the form using the online application system.

You can save your work in progress and complete the application at a later date.

Admissions for this course are not capped per intake, so you do not need to apply for multiple intakes. If you are unsure which intake you wish to apply for, please note that you can change your application later by contacting the student support team.

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