Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program at the University of Queensland equips graduate-entry students with the theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes necessary for a career in occupational therapy. In addition to a focus on clinical occupational therapy practice, emphasis is placed on the use of prior skills and knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of occupational therapy practice; and the development of advanced adult learning skills for ongoing professional development. In second year, management, research, and advanced clinical practice is covered. The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
What can you do with degree in occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists work in
public and private hospitals;
country or community health centres;
rehabilitation units (medical, vocational, psychiatric);
regular and special schools;
special centres providing development and training for persons with a social, intellectual or physical disability;
independent living centres;
workplace health and safety units;
psychiatric clinics and hostels;
residential and rehabilitation centres for people with an intellectual disability;
Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians
There are 10 places available in the program each year for international students, including students from Canada. Offers will be made to applicants with the highest academic rank.
To be eligible to apply, you must have
completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of human kinetics/kinesiology or physical or biological sciences);
have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your university studies; and
completed the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies prerequisite subjects as follows:
– one semester of statistics;
– one semester of human anatomy;
– one semester of human physiology.
– one year (or two semesters) in social sciences, e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology
Please note that the above criteria are minimum requirements. Once prerequisites are met, entry is via a competitive selection process based on grade point average (GPA).
It is recommended that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum 65% cumulative average in your university studies. Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the program.
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