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MMEd Occupational Therapy Studies (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 5147
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
5 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
40512 AUD
National
21120 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

Occupational therapists assist people of all ages to improve overcome barriers which affect their ability to engage in everyday activities that are meaningful and important to them. They use assessment and treatments to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people affected by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delays or ageing. Occupational therapists work with clients to identify and eliminate environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. They do this through a range of treatment strategies designed to enhance the person's ability, such as modifying the task or environment, skill development and/or education.

This program focuses on the practice of occupational therapy and is completed over five semesters. In the introductory semester, studies relate to foundation occupational therapy knowledge, and integrating earlier learning with the occupational focus. In the first full year of the program, students advance on this knowledge and apply theory to practical scenarios related to occupational therapy. In the second year, students complete full-time practice education placements, examine professional issues and management, and continue to develop skills in research.

Study options:

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Careers:

The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Occupational therapists work in:

 

  • public and private hospitals
  • country or community health centres
  • rehabilitation units (medical, vocational, psychiatric)
  • regular and special schools
  • consultation services
  • special centres providing development and training for persons with a social, intellectual or physical disability
  • independent living centres
  • workplace health and safety units
  • nursing homes
  • psychiatric clinics and hostels
  • residential and rehabilitation centres for people with an intellectual disability
  • centres of tertiary education
  • research institutions
  • private practice

 

To find out more about careers in Occupational Therapy students can visit the Careers in Health website.

Professional memberships:

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Accreditation body:

  • Occupational Therapy Council, World Federation Of Occupational Therapy

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold :

  • An approved degree in a field (other than occupational therapy) such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.
  • Entry is competitive based on GPA.
  • University level or equivalent courses are also required in Statistics, Human Anatomy, Social Sciences and Human Physiology.

 For International students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

  • An approved degree in a field (other than occupational therapy) such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.
  • Entry is competitive based on GPA.
  • University level or equivalent courses are also required in Statistics, Human Anatomy, Social Sciences and Human Physiology.
  • IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Introduction (Semester 2):

  • OCTY7809 Introduction to Occupational Therapy for Graduates
  • OCTY7810 Occupational Performance & Evaluation across the Lifespan
  • OCTY7811 Human Anatomy & Occupation
  • OCTY7834 Creating Inclusive Communities: OT Practices for Promoting Inclusion (of People with Disability)

      Year 1 (Semester 1):

  • HRSS7101 Health Sciences Research Discovery II
  • OCTY7823 Promoting Participation through Occupation & the Environment
  • OCTY7824 Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth I for Graduates
  • OCTY7835 Promoting Occupational Performance for People with Chronic Medical and Mental Health Conditions

      Year 1 (Semester 2):

  • HRSS7102 Health Sciences Research Evaluation II
  • OCTY7826 Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth II for Graduates
  • OCTY7827 Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • OCTY7828 Occupational Performance & Participation for Adults with Acute & Chronic Medical Conditions.

      Year 2 (Semester 1):

  • OCTY7818 Advanced Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice
  • OCTY7836 Occupational Therapy Clinical Skills
  • [OCTY7821 Academic Analysis & Study for Graduates   (or)
  • [HRSS7300 Health Sciences Research Advanced Project II [1]
  • HRSS7300 is completed over 1 year.

      Year 2 (Semester 2):

  • OCTY7819 Professional Issues for New Graduates
  • OCTY7830 Social Change in Occupational Therapy
  • HRSS7200 Health Sciences Research Investigation Project II
  • [OCTY7840 Occupational Therapy Practice Specialisation   (or)
  • [HRSS7300 Health Sciences Research Advanced Project II [1]

      End notes:

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application requirements:

For National students:

  • Domestic students in the MOccThySt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.
  • This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.
  • Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.
  • Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).
  • For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

For international students:

  • This program has limited intake capacity.
  • This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.
  • Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.
  • Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

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