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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a health care profession that aims to promote health by enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities. Occupational Therapists work with individuals across the life span who have physical, psychological and developmental conditions that need treatment to develop, recover, or to maintain daily living and work skills.  To become a fully qualified Occupational Therapist students have to complete a 4 year degree or a 2 year Graduate Entry Masters program.

This specialist stream will provide a pathway for students to enrol in a two year Masters in Occupational Therapy to become a fully qualified Occupational Therapist.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Occupational Therapist following enrolment in a Masters program.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

On completion of this course there is a pathway for further study in the following:

  • Master in Occupational Therapy

 

STUDY PLAN

(Pathway to the Master in Occupational Therapy at Flinders University)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students wishing to study part time or entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should contact the course co-ordinator to discuss creating an individual study plan.

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

CU

SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2

SE

HSC101 Australian Health Care Systems

CO

SWK102 Communication Skills

CO

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

CU

HSC111 Ethics in Health Care

CO

SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1

SE

OCCT1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy (cross institutional through Flinders University)

SE

Year 2
HSC201 Health Promotion

CO

HSC112 Basics of Epidemiology

CO

HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives

CO

OCCT2001 Introduction to Occupational Science
(cross institutional through Flinders University)

SE

NUR210 Health Sociology

CO

HSC205 Health Care Policy

CO

NUR342 Evidenced Based Health Research and Practice

CO

HSC318 Rural and Remote Health

CO

Year 3
PHM301 Exploring Public Health

CO

HEA230 Cultural Competence in Healthcare

CO

SWK301 Working with & Developing Communities

CO

PSY209 Social-Cultural Psychology

CO

HSC319 Health Science Project A

CO

HSC329 Health Science Project B

CO

Elective – 300 level

E

REHB2001 Neuroscience for Therapists (cross institutional through Flinders University)

SE

Legend:
CU = Common Unit
CO = Core Unit
SE = Specialist Elective
E= Elective