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2012 The Joanne Tubb Foundation Scholarship for Postgraduate Students, Australia

The Joanne Tubb Foundation Scholarship of $3,000 is awarded to provide part funding for one physiotherapy postgraduate student enrolling in the Specialist Certificate in Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy (SCiPOP). This certificate enables Physiotherapist working in Victoria, to undertake post graduate training enabling them to better meet the needs of children and their families. The course provides an opportunity for the physiotherapistto develop a comprehensive knowledge and skills base to facilitate practice in the paediatric orthopaedic outpatientsetting. Participants will have the opportunity to develop competencies associated with advanced physiotherapy practice in the paediatric outpatientsetting. Skills learned during the course will enable them to begin functioning in an advanced clinical role in paediatric orthopaedics(with the support of a paediatric orthopaedic consultant as needed)

Applicants must: -Have applied to enrol in the Specialist Certificate of Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy -Be a current Australian resident and working in regional Victoria or in Melbourne -Have past experience and exposure to working in community health or with children and their families Have a commitment to return to work in paediatric physiotherapy health - Pose a willingness to promote paediatric health as a positive career choice (e.g to secondary students, undergraduate physiotherapy/allied health students) as well as in the local community