Occupational therapists work closely with people of all ages to achieve a high quality of life, irrespective of age, disability or illness. Helping people to function in daily living activities and promoting well-being at home, in school, at work, and in leisure are of prime concern to the occupational therapist. Occupational therapists take a holistic approach and are involved in client evaluation and intervention as part of a health care team. They also play a role in wider health issues such as community development, health promotion and policy making.
This graduate entry master course offers you a fast-track option to becoming an occupational therapist. You will develop knowledge of four broad areas:
Medical, psychiatric, orthopaedic and neurological conditions which affect the health and well-being of individuals.
The theory and practice of occupational therapy including the study of occupation and analysis of the physical, psychological and social requirements of a variety of skills and activities.
Australian & NZ Students
A bachelor degree, preferably in a health or human science related discipline. Entrance into the course is competitive. Evidence of studies in the human biosciences (e.g. human biology) and psychology or behavioural science is required. If such evidence is not available, applicants may need to undertake prerequisite bridging units before commencing the program.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 STUDY PERIOD 1
Musculoskeletal Structure and Function
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Principles of Research Design
Foundations of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Principles and Practice
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Environment, Health and Disability
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy
Clinical Counselling and Group Work
Ergonomics and Safety Science
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Advances in Neuropsychiatry
Orthoses and Rehabilitation Science
Community Based Rehabilitation and Development
Collaborative Research Project
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Current Concepts in Occupational Therapy Professional Practice
Clinical Education for Occupational Therapy 1
Clinical Education for Occupational Therapy 2
Clinical Education for Occupational Therapy 3
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