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Master of Physiotherapy – MAPHYSIO1000

Course rules


Master of Physiotherapy

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Master of Physiotherapy

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Master's type

This master's degree is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to candidature for the Master of Physiotherapy requires the applicant to have a PhD, master's or bachelor's degree from an Australian institution or equivalent and to have extensive pre-existing knowledge in the following five areas:
human anatomy
human physiology
exercise physiology
and it is desirable but not essential to have pre-existing knowledge of
motor performance and learning

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Table of Units of Study for the Master of Physiotherapy.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Physiotherapy a candidate must complete 96 credit points of units of study, including:
90 credit points of core units; and
6 credit points of elective units, chosen either from the list of elective units in the Table or, with the approval of the Dean, from any postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences or by any other faculty in the University.

6 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January,2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January,2021. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.