Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a four-year bachelor's degree in physiotherapy, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

and

(b) at least two years of clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit award:

A student who has completed PTMT5701 Diagnosis in Manual Therapy (12 points); PTMT5702 Manual Therapy Practice (12 points); PTMT5703 Rehabilitation Science (12 points) and PTMT5704 Research and Evidence-based Practice in Manual Therapy, who subsequently withdraws from the course before qualifying for the Master of Manual Therapy may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy.

A student who has completed PTMT5701 Diagnosis in Manual Therapy (12 points); PTMT5702 Manual Therapy Practice (12 points); PTMT5703 Rehabilitation Science (12 points) and PTMT5704 Research and Evidence-based Practice in Manual Therapy, who subsequently withdraws from the course before qualifying for the Master of Manual Therapy may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student will not have made satisfactory progress if they—

(a) fail a core unit twice;

or

(b) fail more than two units at the first attempt.

[Approved exceptions to University Policy]

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. Students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent, which is calculated based on —

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Time limit

13.(1) Except as set out in (2), the time limit is a minimum of one year of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study, and a maximum of two years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.

(2) In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may extend the time limit.

[Approved exceptions to University Policy]

Enrolment

14. Unless the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of School, approves otherwise, a student must enrol in units to the value of at least 12 points each year.

Credit

15.(1) Credit granted for work completed through an approved course at this or another recognised tertiary institution will not exceed 18 points.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

(2) If credit is granted for work completed in courses provided by professional providers or private educational institutions, its value will not exceed 12 points.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

(3) If credit is granted for coursework completed through Continuing Education at this University, its value will not exceed six points.

[Approved exception to University Policy]