Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

126111 v.2 Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course has been developed to provide an alternative model of postgraduate education for qualified physiotherapists who wish to improve skills in manipulative physiotherapy and theoretical knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, but have no interest in the research component which is a central element of the existing higher degree program. It advances the clinical skills currently taught in the Master of Manipulative Therapy. The clinical unit in this program is taught through a cooperative arrangement with an external provider, Manual Concepts.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A degree or diploma entitling them to be registered to practise as physiotherapists in their own country and to gain temporary registration from the Physiotherapists Registration Board of Western Australia.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication. Essential learning strategies demand that all students disrobe appropriately to act as subjects for their peer group.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is offered over two semesters part-time in a mixed internal or external mode. Prospective students are advised that the clinical unit in the program requires full participation in laboratory classes where manual skills and topics such as surface anatomy are presented.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

5955 v.2   Functional and Applied Anatomy 551 4.0 25.0
6055 v.6   Clinical Practice 551 15.0 50.0
6056 v.7   Physiology of Pain 552 2.0 12.5
6057 v.7   Pathology and Diagnosis 551 2.0 12.5


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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