If you are interested in conducting a research project with the capacity to generate new and important information to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the lifespan, then this is the place for you!

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Attend our information session to meet the Honours Coordination team and hear about Honours in the Department of Physiotherapy. The session will be delivered in-person and online.

Can't meet us in person? Register your interest and obtain the link to access the session online, email Adam Bryant: albryant@unimelb.edu.au.

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Research projects:

2024 Honours projects are available in the following research areas:

  • Acute cardiorespiratory and exercise oncology,
  • Neurological rehabilitation and gerontology,
  • Musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation,
  • Paediatric physiotherapy,
  • Women’s health

Course structure:

The Honours program involves two coursework subjects (25 points) and a Research Project (75 points).

Subject code Subject NameSemesterPoints Taught by
BIOM40001 Introduction to Biomedical Research 1 12.5 Faculty
PHTY40012 Physiotherapy Research in Practice 1 12.5 Department of Physiotherapy
PHTY40013 Physiotherapy Science Research Project (Part 1) 1 25 Department of Physiotherapy
PHTY40014 Physiotherapy Science Research Project (Part 2) 2 50 Department of Physiotherapy

The Department coursework subject provides students with:

  • the common building blocks needed for biomedical research; and
  • an understanding of both processes and skills which are essential to the conduct of human research in the physiotherapy setting.

The Research Project subject requires the students to undertake an original supervised project and provides the student with valuable research skills.


For further information about this Honours program please contact:
Associate Professor Adam Bryant
Honours Program Coordinator
Department of Physiotherapy
School of Health Sciences | Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences