Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy

Gain specialised knowledge and skills to apply an advanced level of clinical practice to your role as a physiotherapy professional.

Program highlights

  • Flexible one-year delivery through a blend of internal and external study, with face-to-face practical and clinical teaching delivered in intensive blocks. Allows you to balance study with your professional commitments through a blend of on-campus and off-campus study .
  • Learn from experienced internationally-renowned teaching staff and clinicians.
  • Advanced education in clinical reasoning theory and practice and a range of core courses in evidence-based practice, advanced clinical theory and advanced clinical practice.
  • Specialised courses available in advanced pain mechanisms, pain assessment, rehabilitation and management.

Contemporary health care and clinical practice require therapists’ reasoning and practice to be critical, reflective, patient centred and evidence based. Postgraduate clinical education is the optimal way to develop the advanced clinical knowledge and skills essential to expert clinical practice. This flexible coursework master degree meets the advanced learning needs and goals of qualified physiotherapists and is offers a range of study options.

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The University of South Australia has a long history of providing excellent postgraduate physiotherapy education in a range of areas including musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, with our graduates taking leading roles in diverse areas of practice including private practice, hospitals, emergency departments, sporting teams and academia. Graduates testify that their advanced knowledge and expertise has created new opportunities, enhanced their patient outcomes and increased their personal work satisfaction.

The Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy builds on this rich history by creating new opportunities for postgraduate study in additional areas of practice.

The program draws on the advanced clinical knowledge and skills of our experienced academic staff and clinical leaders.  Advanced skills and clinical placements are closely supervised by experienced, postgraduate-qualified staff. Our teaching philosophy is to enhance critical thinking and reasoning within a holistic, biopsychosocial framework of practice.

This program has been developed to meet the competency requirements of the national special groups of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). The musculoskeletal stream has also been developed to meet the competency requirements of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists.

Get in contact

Mark Jones
Program Director Physiotherapy (Postgraduate)
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P - + 61 8 8302 5249

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