University of Sydney occupational therapy research showcase success
Sydney Health Sciences hosted an Occupational Therapy Research Showcase at Cumberland campus on Wednesday, April 30. The showcase consisted of a free three-hour seminar highlighting the diverse range of research conducted by staff and occupational therapy students at the faculty.
More than 160 people attended the showcase, which included allied health clinicians from diverse areas of practice and settings—heads of services and departments as well as representatives from the professional association and the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, academics, recent graduates and current occupational therapy students.
The keynote speakers for the event were Professor Lindy Clemson and Professor Anita Bundy. Staff and students presented 10-minute papers, demonstrating the diversity of research conducted by the discipline.
“It was incredibly successful,” said one of the event organisers Dr Nicola Hancock. “Twenty-four occupational therapy discipline academics and post graduate research students presented short ‘tasters’ of some of the research work they are currently engaged in.”
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: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 1, 2014
The University of Sydney offers a two-year, graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy program. It is intended for students coming from an undergraduate degree in any field who wish to gain the requirements to become an occupational therapist.
As the course leads to eligibility to practice, 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.