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Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)

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  • Objectives
    Contributes to current trends in health services by promoting health and well being through occupation. Students will develop an understanding of the factors that affect occupational performance in areas of self-care, education, work, social participation, play and leisure for individuals, groups and populations through the lifespan. Fieldwork provides students with valuable learning experiences in a range of settings. Graduates will possess a sound knowledge and understanding of professional principles and processes and will be able to generalize their attributes and skills in new situations.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course. Special admission requirements To fulfil duty of care responsibilities, a Risk Management form is to be completed on enrolment and amended in subsequent semesters, as appropriate. Part of the risk management includes: * Statement of Federal Police Clearance * Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification * Evidence of immunisation as per the Health Department of WA schedule; plus * MRSA clearance if hospitalised or if the applicant has worked outside of WA in the 12 months prior to enrolment International applicants require an IELTS score of 7.5 with no band less than 7.0, or a TOEFL score of 650 (paper-based) or 280 (computer-based)
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Occupational Therapist, Health Promotion Officer, Hand Therapist, Mental Health Therapist, Occupational Rehabilitationist, Safety Officer, Health Researcher, Disability Therapist

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The course comprises 480 credit points (twenty nine units of study). Three clinical science units have an extended full-time practicum component and students may be required to undertake part of this study in a rural or regional setting. Normally students will be expected to complete all units of each year before progressing to units in subsequent years and to complete the course within seven years of initial enrolment.  Students may complete the standard coursework sequence or an Honours program is available in the fourth year of study.


    An Honours program is available in the fourth year of the course. If a student has a weighted average mark of 70% or better they may be invited to complete the Honours program.

    Year One
    All students will complete the following units during the Years 1 - 3 of the Course.

    Unit           Description                         Points
    Semester 1

    OCT1101    Theory of Occupation            15
    OCT1102    Occupation and Equity          15
    EBH1102    Human Physiology                 15
    OCT1104    Clinical Science 1                   15

    Semester 2

    OCT1205    Occupational Analysis           15
    OCT1206    Neuroscience                        15
    EBH1101    Human Anatomy                    15
    OCT1208    Clinical Science 2                   15

    Year Two
    Unit            Description                     Points

    Semester 1
    OCT2202    Paediatrics and Youth         15
    OCT2203    Applied Kinesiology             15
    OCT2204    Clinical Science 3                15
    OCT2208    Health Conditions               15

    Semester 2
    OCT2205    Neuropsychiatry                 15
    OCT2206    Gerontology                       15
    OCT2207    Communication Technolog 15
    OCT2108    Clinical Science 4                15

    Year Three
    Unit           Description                                 Points
    Semester 1

    OCT3201    Physical Rehabilitation                  15
    OCT3202    Mental Health Rehabilitation         15
    OCT3203    Assistive Technology                    15
    OCT3209    Occupational Rehabilitation          15

    Semester 2

    OCT3205    Neurological Rehabilitation           15
    OCT3206    Health Management                     15
    OCT3108    Clinical Science 5                          30

    Students who are completing the standard program for Year 4 will complete the following units.

    Year Four
    Unit            Description                         Points
    Semester 1

    OCT4109    Disability                                  15
    OCT4103    Community Development         15
    ACS4133    Aboriginal Communities            15
    OCT4102    Creativity and Health               15
    OCT4104    Occupational Therapy Administration         15
    OCT4105    Occupational Therapy Project                     15
    Semester 2
    OCT4211    Clinical Science 6                     20
    OCT4212    Clinical Science 7                     40

    For students enroled in the Honours program, instead of the standard fourth year units above, students will complete only the following FOUR units.

    Year Four - Semester 1
    For the Honours program, students are required to complete only the following four units over two semesters culminating in the submission of a Thesis.

    Unit            Description                                  Points
    OCT4106    Honours Research Preparation         20
    OCT4212    Clinical Science 7                              40

    Year Four - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                 Points

    OCT4107    Honours Research Project              40
    OCT4211    Clinical Science 6                            20

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