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PHTY650 Research Project

A supervised research project of a standard likely to be published presenting the results of original research on a relevant topic within physiotherapy.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code PHTY650
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,018.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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PHTY 550, PHTX 550, PHTX 650
Limited to

This paper is restricted to physiotherapists.

Paper runs subject to numbers.

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Daniel Ribiero 

Paper Structure

A specific research project related to an already established research programme within the School of Physiotherapy. Each student will learn about a specific research method relevant to the research question and present their written work as per a specific Journal guideline.


Teaching Arrangements

The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.

Distance students work primarily with their supervisor via email, phone and videoconferencing (e.g. Zoom and Skype). Although guided by the supervisor, the student is expected to work independently and to take responsibility for meeting timelines.

No textbooks are required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence base in their field of physiotherapy practice;
  • Understand the general principles of design, conduct and reporting of at least one of the following: original research, clinical case reports, case series or literature reviews;
  • Select, justify and apply appropriate research method(s) to the research problem;
  • Critically analyse a body of knowledge relevant to the research problem;
  • Analyse, present and discuss findings meaningfully within the field of physiotherapy.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system