Master of Occupational Therapy - 132JA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Occupational Therapy|
|English Language Requirements:||
There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.
Enhance the lives of our future workforce
Specially designed for students who are committed to transforming the lives of everyday people by enabling their workplace participation, this qualification is recognised by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it?
Top up your credentials with research-based competencies and gain valuable on-the-job experience by performing authentic therapy evaluations in real life scenarios and you’ll be feeling those workplace warm and fuzzies before you know it!
Study a Master of Occupational Therapy at UC and you will:
- learn how to work with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they need to, want to, or are expected to perform in
- work with a variety of people, including those who have an impairment of body structure or function, are restricted in their participation or are socially excluded
- develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice
- use your foresight, initiative and leadership skills to communicate effectively with clients and work in inter-professional teams
- acquire the key elements of professional practice, including respect for others and professional ethics.
In this course, you will undertake a series of occupational therapy professional practice sessions as part of the Faculty of Health’s commitment to supporting work-integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.
Opportunities exist for Master of Occupational Therapy graduates in a range of public, private and voluntary sectors, including in:
- homes, schools and workplaces
- health and rehabilitation centres
- supported accommodation
- senior housing
Course specific information
To apply for admission to the Master of Occupational Therapy you will need to have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a pre-admission interview and admission will be based on both degree studies and interview.
This course has an early closing date to submit applications by the 31st May of every year for domestic applicants and 31st March every year for international applicants. Domestic applicants must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Students should apply at: http://www.uac.edu.au/postgraduate/
A completed bachelor degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a pre-admission interview.
Admission will be based on both degree studies and interview.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Master of Occupational Therapy (48 credit points)
Required Units - Must pass 45 credit points as follows
- 6454 - Health Professional Practice 2 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6486 - Research Planning PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8349 - Foundations of Occupational Therapy PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8350 - Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 1 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8726 - Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 2 PG - 6 cp, Level P
- 8727 - Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 3 PG - 6 cp, Level P
- 8737 - Health Psychology and Behaviour G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8937 - Humans as Occupational Beings 1 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9069 - Humans as Occupational Beings 2 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9070 - Occupation in Context PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9071 - Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9072 - Occupational Therapy Toolbox 2 PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9594 - Epidemiology and Principles of Research PG - 3 cp, Level P
Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- Or an alternative unit with the approval of the Course Convener.
- 6261 - Marketing G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6558 - Survey Design and Analysis G - 3 cp, Level G
- 7776 - Managing Change and Innovation PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 7896 - Systemic Anatomy and Physiology G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8116 - Leadership in the Knowledge Society PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8365 - Health, Disease and Exercise G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8381 - Food, Health and the Environment PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8643 - Urban Design and Place Making PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9089 - Engaging Communities in Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9854 - Assistive Technology Solutions to Enhance Participation in Life G - 3 cp, Level G
- 10150 - Networks and Social Media PG - 3 cp, Level P
- Unit 10150 replaces unit 8116 from Semester 2, 2016. Students commencing in Semester 2, 2016 or onward may not select 8116 as the Restricted Choice unit.
There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.
- Version3 - Start Date: 01/07/2018 End Date: Current Version
- Version2 - Start Date: 01/07/2015 End Date: 30/06/2018
|Master of Occupational Therapy||M OccupationalTherapy|
|Graduate Certificate in Health Studies||Graduate Diploma in Health Studies|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Accelerated Full Time, Semester 2 Commencing
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- Year 1
- Flexible Period 2
- Flexible Period 6
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Flexible Period 1
- Flexible Period 4
- Accelerated Full Time, Semester 2 Commencing
Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.
Unit Delivery ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
A police check and immunisations record are required prior to commencing practice education. Results of the police check must be satisfactory for students to be accepted for practice education placements in a variety of health care settings.
Domestic applicants to this course must apply for admission via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). See http://www.uac.edu.au/postgraduate for further information.
The Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra fulfills the requirements for entry level education of occupational therapists and has been awarded the status of a professionally accredited occupational therapy course by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|Graduates will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills suited to the work of allied health professionals. They will communicate effectively with clients and acquire the skills needed to work well in inter- professional teams.
Graduates will acquire the key elements of professional practice, including respect for others and professional ethics.
|UC graduates are professional|
|Graduates will have the ICT skills required to enable them to work effectively in their chosen profession, and remain up to date with professional development. They will also be equipped to understand and use relevant health research findings.||UC graduates are life long learners|
|Graduates will have problem solving skills, the ability to critically reflect on relevant local, national and global issues and be open to alternative perspectives, which will enable them to work effectively as occupational therapists in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change||UC graduates are global citizens|
Standard four semesters and one winter term full-time. Under particular circumstances, if approved, the course must be completed within twelve consecutive semesters.
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
Alternative exit award - Graduate Certificate in Health Studies: Students may exit early with this award if they have passed 12 credit points from the Master course. Alternative exit award - Graduate Diploma in Health Studies: Students may exit early with this award if they have passed 24 credit points from the Master course, with at least 12 credit points at Postgraduate Level.
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