Single Subject in Radiology for Physiotherapists

Area of Study Type of Course Level of Study
Health and Medical Award Single Subject
Course Radiology for Physiotherapists
Subject Code RADI90001
Course Abbreviation Radiology for Physiotherapists
Partner FacultyMedical, Dentistry, Health & Science (MDHS)
Background Radiology for Physiotherapists is an award subject of the University of Melbourne that has been made available on a single subject basis. This subject is delivered for employees of Queensland Health and related agencies.
Description Radiology for Physiotherapists builds on knowledge in radiology, particularly as it applies to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. A key focus of the course is image interpretation using a variety of imaging modalities including x-ray, CT scans, MRI and Ultrasound to explore normal anatomy and pathological findings. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to develop an appreciation of when to use imaging, which imaging modality to use and when onward referral to another clinician may be more appropriate.
Target Audience Physiotherapists with experience in the area of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Academic and Teaching Team Subject Coordinator:

Dr Guy Zito

Radiology Presenters:                

Dr. Patricia Robertson
Dr. Frank Malara
Dr. Andrew Rotstein

Delivery Mode Online and 5 days face-to-face delivery (excluding weekends).
Entry Requirements
  1. Undergraduate qualification in Physiotherapy
  2. Minimum 12 months clinical experience in the area of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
You will need to provide a certified copy of transcripts relating to your completed undergraduate qualification, and a brief resume to highlight your work experience. These documents can be submitted after you have submitted the online enrolment form. IMPORTANT NOTE: You will NOT be able to seek University of Melbourne credit points upon completion of your Professional Development course.
SubjectsRadiology for Physiotherapists (12.5 points)
  • Case presentation (5 min) during the course week (5%)
  • 1 hour multi-station written radiology exam 27/04/2018 (50%)
  • Written assignment 1 - 1500 words due 4/05/2018 (20%)
  • Written assignment 2 - 2000 words due 1/06/2018 (25%)
Please note that participants need to ensure their availability for all components of the program including the assessments on the dates scheduled.
Other Information Assessment will comprise two written assignments, one case presentation during the course week and a one hour online written exam following delivery. The venue for the online exam will be determined closer to the time, and may require some local travel, to be funded by the participant.
Pathways to Further Study On successful completion of the subject, students are eligible for 12.5 points credit towards: Master of Physiotherapy
Course Fees $3,200 for the Single Award Subject (GST is not applicable)

Please note that fees are subject to an annual increase.
Fee Inclusions Course materials, teaching delivery, assessment.
Delivery Dates and Times The face-to-face component of this subject is scheduled to commence on Wednesday 14 March and finish on Tuesday 20 March, 2018. The delivery will take place in two sessions:
Session 1: Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 March 2018
Session 2: Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 March 2018
Students are expected to undertake approximately 72 hours of additional self directed learning in this subject.
Venue The face-to-face component of this subject will be held in Queensland at The Clinical Skills Development Centre Level 4 Block 6, Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, Herston QLD 4029.
Online Learning SystemLearning Management System - The LMS is the University's online system for delivering subject content to students. Our LMS uses educational technologies from various enterprise providers such as BlackBoard, TurnItIn and Learning Objects.
Application Process Single Award subject applications are managed by the Award Programs Team, according to the policies and procedures of the University of Melbourne.

How to Apply

Applications open: 17 November 2017
Applications close: 31 December 2017
Please note:
  • If the maximum capacity is reached, the registration will be closed prior to the deadline. Early registration is highly recommended
  • If the program is oversubscribed, preference in enrollment will be given to Queensland Health staff
Related Courses Master of Physiotherapy
Contact Esra Evyapan
Program Coordinator
The University of Melbourne
P: +61 3 8344 2580