Sydney occupational therapy capstone experience

13 July 2015

The Master of Occupational Therapy at the Sydney Occupational Therapy School is a graduate-entry program (students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry); however, the MOT is designed to accommodate all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their previous discipline. If you already have a background in health, you will be able to take on electives of your choice, while those without such experience will be required to take prescribed electives.

University of Sydney Occupational Therapy School
Study occupational therapy at the University of Sydney

As the course leads to eligibility to practise, students will be assisted in achieving prescribed professional competencies through practical and theoretical skill acquisition and clinical fieldwork placements. Clinical placements are undertaken in both the public and private sectors. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the career path they have chosen, and its place in contemporary health.

Capstone experience

A number of clinical and professional fieldwork opportunities are scheduled as part of the Master of Occupational Therapy program. Fieldwork provides hands-on experience with real clients in a supervised environment allowing students to combine academic study with the practical abilities required of the occupational therapy profession.
As part of this course eligible students also have the opportunity to take part in the FHS Abroad program which involves academic study and a 4- to 6-week placement with non-government organisations and other development agencies in one of a small number of countries in South and Southeast Asia. This experience (valued at 6 credit points) enables students to gain a real understanding of global health and make a lasting difference to communities worldwide.

University of Sydney’s Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 1, 2015
Entry Requirements
To be eligible to apply to this program, you must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree (Applicants without a degree in a health-related area are welcome to apply; if successful, these applicants complete prescribed units of study in anatomy and/or psychology as electives.);
  • achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5, which the University of Sydney states is approximately equivalent to a credit average or better. A credit average at the University of Sydney is between a 65% and 74%. Your grades assessed for admission are based on your highest-ranked university degree.

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