This course is intended for physiotherapists, or students who have completed a physiotherapy degree either at a bachelor's level or graduate-entry master's level registrable in Australia, and who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to physiotherapy through the completion of the degree.
This course provides students with the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest, and to develop and complete an original research project which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as developing extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the university, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the university library and research facilities.
This course is excellent preparation for students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research, or higher level physiotherapy positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.
This course consists of one thesis subject which is undertaken for the duration of the degree.
Students are required to undertake a candidature assessment at the end of the first two sessions for full-time students and at the end of the first three sessions for part-time students. Students work closely with a principal supervisor and a supervisory panel, and are required to report on their progress each session.
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