Why Study Physiotherapy in UOW? A physiotherapist works as a member of the healthcare team treating clients that may range from small babies to the frail elderly. The profession focuses on human movement as being central to the health and well-being of individuals. Their primary focus is to resolve pain, stabilize injury and prevent it from increasing. The Physiotherapy Program encompasses comprehensive learning with emphasis on “hands on” practice and clinical placements in accredited hospitals. The students will undergo specially designed clinical placements which exceeds the 1000 hours requirement by the World Confederation of Physiotherapy. The students learn to treat patient holistically while minimising risks, ensure patient safety at all times, and working within a legal and ethical framework. UOW’s physiotherapy course offers several benefits, including: Reputable program: UOW has a well-established and highly regarded Physiotherapy Program, offering comprehensive education to prepare students for successful careers in the field. Experienced faculty: UOW has dedicated and experienced faculty who are knowledgeable in the field and bring real-world experience to the classroom. Hands-on experience: UOW’s program emphasises “hands-on” practice and clinical placements in accredited hospitals, providing students with practical, real-world experience in the field. Meeting industry standards: UOW’s program exceeds the 1000-hour clinical placement requirement set by the World Confederation of Physiotherapy, ensuring that students meet the industry standards for practice. Holistic approach: UOW’s program teaches students to treat patients holistically while minimising risks, ensuring patient safety at all times, and working within a legal and ethical framework. Students are also taugh to account the physical, psychological, and social factors that may impact a patient’s health and well-being. Diploma in Physiotherapy Program Outcomes Demonstrate customer focused delivery of healthcare. Critically assess the patients to set up effective treatment plan and carry out appropriate therapy including re-evolution. Demonstrate collaboration with patients, care givers, peers and health-care team in the planning, delegating, implementing and evaluating care. Maximize patient outcomes using effective communication skills. Demonstrate accountability to professional growth and continual education. University Award: Program information Highlights Program structure Study route Fee & intakes Entry requirements CAREER PATHWAYS Public & Private Hospitals Physiotherapist Senior Physiotherapist Head of Department Other Areas NGOs Wellness Centre Health Centre Fitness Clubs/ Sport facilities Rehabilitation Equipment Suppliers Nursing Homes Community Sport team Physiotherapist RAMSAY SIMEDARBY HEALTHCARE COLLEGE HISTORY Pioneer Nursing College – Established as one of the Pioneer Nursing Colleges and in operation since 1995. Previously known as SJMC Nursing College In 2007 registered as an Private Higher Education Provider and licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education. Started as a business unit in 2009 and grew to ~1100 students at present and offering over 18 programs. Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College has been involved in Healthcare Education for almost 20 years conducting degree, diploma, certificate programs as well as in-house training. The college is known within the healthcare community as a quality education provider. In 2013 Simedarby and Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSD) It is a 50:50 joint venture between Sime Darby Berhad, Malaysia and Ramsay Health Care Ltd, Australia In 2020 the college relocate to UOW Malaysia College in Glenmarie and join the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) global network of higher education campuses as part of long term health education. OTHER RECOGNITION FOR THE RAMSAY SIMEDARBY HEALTHCARE COLLEGE 98% Pass rates (average) OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS in the Malaysia Nursing Board Exams 96% Customer Satisfaction Feedback on Teaching and Learning as rated by our students over the last 15 years. 92% Employment / Higher Education pursuit rates and 100% for Nursing. Duration 3 years Program Location UOW Malaysia College Core YEAR 1 Functional Anatomy of Upper Extremity Functional Anatomy of Lower Extremity Introduction to Health Care I Physiotherapeutic Skills I Behavioural Science for Healthcare Professionals Writing and Referencing Functional Anatomy of Spine Kinesiology Musculoskeletal I Electrotherapy I Physiotherapeutic Skills II Introduction to Health Care II Occupational Safety and Health for Healthcare Professionals YEAR 2 Pulmonary Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal II Electrotherapy II Neurology I Cardiovascular Physiotherapy Neurology II Physiotherapeutic Skills III Clinical Placement I YEAR 3 Neurology III Paediatrics Clinical Placement II Geriatrics Physiotherapy Practice in Sports Injuries and Fitness Clinical Placement III Research for Healthcare Professionals Women’s Health MPU Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students) Personal Development Skills Society and Development in Malaysia Teamwork and Community Bahasa Kebangsaan A* Notes Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia. without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs) Intake dates 2023 30 January 26 May 8 September Estimated fees Local students RM42,905 Download Fee Details International students RM50,150 Download Fee Details Notes *Terms and Conditions Apply *Instalment Payment Plan Available Academic Qualification SPM / GCE O Level / UEC : 5 Credits including Mathematics Credit in either one (1) any subject in Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/General Science/Applied Science 3 Credits in any other subjects Pass in English and Bahasa Melayu International Student: GCE O Level or equivalent 5 Credits including Mathematics Credit in either one (1) any subject in Science/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/General Science/Applied Science 3 Credits in any other subjects Notes All students must undergo medical check-up. English Requirement Local Student: Pass in English at SPM level or equivalent International Student: Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 80 (IBT) or 515 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (160); or PTE Academic (51) Notes If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU. APPLY NOW Share Diploma in Physiotherapy FAQs How long does the program take to complete? The Diploma in Physiotherapy program offered by UOW takes 3 years to complete on a full-time basis. What careers can I pursue after completing the program? Graduates of the Diploma in Physiotherapy program may be able to pursue careers as physiotherapists, working in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private clinics, and more. You can also choose to further your education and pursue a postgraduate physiotherapy degree. Are physiotherapists in high demand in Malaysia? According to the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association, currently there are an estimated 2,759 practising physiotherapists in the country, which is only 0.88 per 10,000 population. Therefore, there is a demand for more qualified and trained physiotherapists. Are physiotherapists called doctors? No, physiotherapists are not medical doctors. They help patients via education and treatments, but don’t prescribe medication nor do they perform invasive procedures. Nonetheless, they are very much valued and needed in the healthcare industry.