Why study the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Occupational therapists assist people of all ages to improve overcome barriers which affect their ability to engage in everyday activities that are meaningful and important to them. They use assessment and treatments to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people affected by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delays or ageing. Occupational therapists work with clients to identify and eliminate environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. They do this through a range of treatment strategies designed to enhance the person's ability, such as modifying the task or environment, skill development and/or education.

Summary

  • Program code
    5147
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2017)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    40
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than occupational therapy) such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in Statistics, Human Anatomy, Social Sciences and Human Physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students undertake over 950 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing their clinical placements in year two of the program.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Accreditation body

The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies is accredited by:

  • Occupational Therapy Council, World Federation Of Occupational Therapy

While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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