UQ Occupational Therapy clinical placements
Are you interesting in rehabilitation sciences, but not quite sure where to start? If you enjoy working with others in an everyday atmosphere, then occupational therapy may be a good fit for you!
Occupational therapists are highly trained health-care professionals, and they define an occupation as much more than a chosen career. While the physiotherapist will assist in an evaluation, restoration, and maintenance of physical function, the occupational therapist will help the client maneouver everyday tasks, like dressing, washing dishes, and shaving—and provide emotional and social support.
Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland
The UQ Occupational Therapy School offers a two-year graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to gain qualifications to register as an occupational therapist. This program focuses on the practice of occupational therapy, interdisciplinary clinical studies in child health, psychiatry, and pathology, and directed study courses in the first year.
In second year, management, research, and advanced clinical practice is covered.
Clinic placements for the University of Queensland occupational therapy program may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are expected to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses. A range of locations for placements is utilized depending on availability. Students submit their interest and preferred areas for placements. It may be possible to arrange accommodation at local nurses quarters for Queensland health placements for a minimal cost. Placements are of 5 or 10 weeks’ duration and are usually conducted on a full-time basis in the summer and second year of the program. Allocation will be as equitable as possible and issues of hardship will be dealt with at the discretion of the head of division or their nominee.
Students wishing to undertake a clinical placement in an international location may be permitted to do so under certain conditions. This especially applies to international students who wish to undertake a placement in their home country. Students are responsible for personal arrangements such as visa, insurance, travel and accommodation and are liable for associated costs. Placements will not be organized or will be cancelled if a travel warning to the country/region applies. Interested students should discuss their proposal with the Clinical Education Placement Managers (upon arrival on campus).
Program: Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: November 2014
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: May 31, 2014