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Monash University Occupational Therapy School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

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University and Faculty: Monash University
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Program: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons)
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Campus Location: Peninsula Campus (approx. 40 km southeast of Melbourne)
Student Population: 3,500
City Population: 35,000
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Avail. Intake: February 2020
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $39,900 AUD (2019)
Entry Requirements: High School diploma

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash University is an internationally recognised course with a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning methods and teaching techniques. Students will develop expertise in working cooperatively to seek information and apply their learning to situations relevant to occupational therapy practice. Studies will draw from the disciplines of occupational science (the study of humans as occupational beings), as well as the biomedical, behavioural and social sciences.

Students begin with foundation units in occupational science, anatomy, physiology, psychology, inter-professional education, understanding health and occupational therapy practice. They will then develop and apply this knowledge to the assessment and intervention processes used by occupational therapists when working with clients and client groups. Fieldwork education in various practice settings will provide further opportunities to apply knowledge and skills, while appreciating the relevance of ongoing learning in the context of supervised health service delivery.

Fieldwork placements

This course requires students to complete a total of 1,000 hours of fieldwork education, as required by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Participation in fieldwork education is integral to learning and is a requirement of the program in all years. Off-campus placements are completed in a mix of metropolitan and rural health services. In practice settings, students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under the supervision of qualified occupational therapy staff. Attendance is mandatory for the practice education component. All students will undertake one rural fieldwork education placement sometime during the second, third or fourth year of their bachelor's course.

The latter involves working with students enrolled in other health science courses around structured academic content focused on mutual understanding, collaboration and teamwork. In the final years of the course, student will undertake either an honours research project or an honours participatory community practice project.


Unique Features of the Program


The course develops through theme studies in foundation occupation and health, enabling occupation and evidence, research and practice, which come together in professional practice and are demonstrated in the final placement and portfolio examination.

Part A. Foundation occupation and health studies
Part B. Enabling occupation studies
Part C. Evidence, research and practice studies
Part D. Professional practice
Part E. Free elective study


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Monash University's Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd (OTC) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. This enables graduates to work worldwide subject to registration requirements of that country.

Canadian students who wish to practice as an occupational therapist upon their return to Canada, should visit the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists website for accreditation and certification information: http://www.caot.ca/


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Successful completion of a high school diploma. Please contact OzTREKK for more details about entry requirements for Canadians.

Please note Monash University charges international applicants a $100 AUD application fee. Your OzTREKK admissions officer will advise you how to make this payment directly to the university.


Application Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Lindsay Rewi

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