This graduate entry master course offers you a fast-track option to becoming an occupational therapist.
In this course you will develop knowledge of four broad areas:
- Medical, psychiatric, orthopaedic and neurological conditions that affect the health and wellbeing 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.
- Human development covering normal growth and development within the life cycle along with problems such as learning disabilities and the effects of ageing.
- Occupational health and management, including prevention, education and rehabilitation programs for a variety of workplaces.
Please note: Essential learning strategies demand that all students have the ability to disrobe appropriately, have the ability to participate fully and are willing to act as patients/clients for their peer group and as mock patients for other students.
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What you'll learn
- apply occupational therapy knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-based outcomes
- create effective occupational therapy solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
- critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary occupational therapy
- communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure active client participation, relevant documentation and reporting, and responsible sharing of professional information
- evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary occupational therapy practice
- develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competency
- inform occupational therapy standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives
- practice occupational therapy in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner incorporating perspectives of multiple stakeholders
- work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities