Programme code: AK3313
Duration: 4 years full-time
Venue: North Shore Campus
Start date: 2 March 2015
AUT University encourages early application before November 2014. There are limited places available for this qualification.
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic Calendar
You do eight papers in Year 1, including four common core health science papers. In the second semester of your physiotherapy degree you explore fundamental approaches to assessment and therapeutic touch. You will also develop your understanding of some of the core theoretical dimensions of practice and physiotherapy's emerging role in primary health care.
Semester 1 - Core papers
555201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
555101 Lifespan Development and Communication
555301 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
555401 Health and Environment OR 555339 Māori Health, Development and Environment
Semester 2 - Core physiotherapy papers
546112 Therapeutic Touch in Physiotherapy Practice
546113 Fundamentals of Movement
546114 Physiotherapy and Health Priorities
546115 Passport to Practise I
You will be introduced to the management of abnormal function and physiotherapy assessment, including clinical reasoning principles, evidence-based practice and a range of physiotherapeutic techniques. The focus of Year 2 is on developing an understanding of the rehabilitation of disorders of movement and function, exercise-based rehabilitation and clinical science reasoning. You will also be provided with a one-week observation of practice opportunity.
546222 Principles of Movement and Function I
546223 Body Systems and Health Conditions in Physiotherapy Practice
546229 Exercise-Based Rehabilitation I
546230 Principles of Movement and Function II
546231 Analysing Health Needs
PHTY601 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
You will be introduced to a wider range of complex acute and community health issues in Year 3 of your AUT physiotherapy degree. This requires more detailed assessment, clearer clinical decision-making skills and more advanced treatment strategies, together with an understanding of reflective, professional and ethical practice. You will also be provided with a two-week student assistantship.
547331 Exercise-Based Rehabilitation II
547339 Managing Neuromuscular Disorders
547335 Acute Care
547336 Musculoskeletal Disorders: Diagnosis & Rehabilitation
547333 Managing Complexity in the Acute Care Environment
547337 Managing Complexity in the Community Environment
547338 Passport to Practice II
537334 Rehabilitation and Participation OR 527872 Māori Health Promotion OR 567431 Applied Primary Māori Mental Health
The majority of the year is spent in a clinical centre, completing approximately 1,000 hours of supervised physiotherapy practice experience required for registration, as well as a Research Project paper that is normally completed in pairs.
Students who wish to seek careers with a Māori development perspective should select 2 papers as electives.
555339 Māori Health, Development and Environment (instead of 555401 Health and Environment)
527872 Māori Health Promotion Or
567431 Applied Primary Māori Mental Health (instead of 537334 Rehabilitation and Participation)
We will support Te Ara Hauora Māori students to form relationships with Māori health providers, industry stakeholders and communities, and AUT Māori staff and students.
You can choose to study the degree without a health major:
Or you can choose to major in one of the following specialised areas:
Or you can choose one of our clinical degree areas: