Master of Occupational Therapy

Flinders University

The Master of Occupational Therapy degree aims to equip its graduates to meet the entry level competency standards for registration as an Occupational Therapist. Students will learn to become evidence-based, contemporary practitioners in a range of clinical settings and with clients of all ages. Graduates of the course will have strong interdisciplinary practice skills, including client-centred practice, teamwork and leadership.

Course Fee:


International: $70,400

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification and have achieved a Flinders equivalent grade point average (GPA) of credit (5.00) or above to be considered. Applicants who did not achieve the minimum GPA in their completed approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, can be considered on the basis of a second bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or Masters degree of their choice, provided they have completed a minimum one semester full-time equivalent study in one of these courses and that Flinders equivalent GPA is 5.00 or above in this study. Applicants must have also either completed the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Occupational Therapy) at Flinders University OR have completed: - the equivalent of 9 Flinders units (0.25 years FTE) of study focused on an understanding of body structures and function such as human biology, physiology and anatomy including detailed musculoskeletal anatomy with an emphasis on the upper limb; and - the equivalent of 4.5 Flinders units (0.125 years FTE) of study focused on an understanding of the human and social environment and social perspectives in health such as psychology and sociology; and - the equivalent of 4.5 Flinders units (0.125 years FTE) study of research methods; and - the equivalent of 4.5 Flinders units (0.125 years FTE) of study in communication skills. must; hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with at least a credit average; have either completed the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Occupational Therapy) at Flinders University; or demonstrated that they have completed the following prerequisite topics: the equivalent of 9 units of study focussed on an understanding of body structures and function such as human biology, physiology and anatomy including detailed musculoskeletal anatomy with an emphasis on the upper limb; the equivalent of 4.5 units of study focussed on an understanding of the human and social environment and social perspectives in health such as psychology and sociology; the equivalent of 4.5 units study of research methods; the equivalent of 4.5 units of study in communication skills.

Structure:

This is a 72 unit program. Students complete twelve core (compulsory) topics aimed at providing students the knowledge and skills from the core areas of occupational therapy practice to meet the entry level competency standards specified by the Australian professional accrediting body, Occupational Therapy Australia Limited. The degree involves clinical placements to facilitate integration of theory into practice. Students are exposed to conditions and clients with problems of increasing complexity as they progress through the degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Occupational therapy, Occupational Science, Clinical Practicum.

Further information:

All Occupational Therapy students will be required to complete a criminal history screening check prior to undertaking any placement.

Recognition:

The Master of Occupational Therapy has fulfilled the requirements for entry level education of occupational therapists and has been awarded the status of Interim Accredited Occupational Therapy Course by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Related Careers:

Occupational Therapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Full time 2 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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