Flinders University

Master of Occupational Therapy

Graduate

Details

University Location Adelaide, South Australia
City Population 1.4 million
Student Population 26,000
Int'l Student Population 5,400
Main Campus Bedford Park
Program Campus Bedford Park
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $40,500 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March each year
Next Available Intake March 2020
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*

Overview

Teaching for the Flinders University Master of Occupational Therapy is strongly connected to clinical settings in Southern Adelaide and has close links with health care providers to best prepare you for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

Emphasis is placed on preparing you to become a contemporary health professional who is able to work effectively across a range of settings, and in metropolitan or rural/remote locations.

Program

The Master of Occupational Therapy prepares you for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

You will progressively study topics focusing on

  • evaluation and practice of occupational therapy;
  • inter-professional practice; and
  • contemporary issues in occupational therapy practice

Extensive fieldwork is included to ensure competency in practice.

You will undertake three clinical placements totaling 1,000 hours in accordance with the accreditation standards of the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia. These placements are full time and for eight weeks. You will need to undertake at least one full-time placement in a rural or remote area. Placements may be scheduled outside of normal university teaching weeks, and you will be provided with further details on commencement of your studies.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have an approved degree with a GPA of no less than 5.0 or an equivalent qualification, and have either completed the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Occupational Therapy) at Flinders University, or demonstrated that you have completed the following prerequisite topics:

  • the equivalent of 9 units of study focused on an understanding of body structures and function, such as human biology, physiology and anatomy, including detailed musculoskeletal anatomy with an emphasis on the upper limb
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study focused on an understanding of the human and social environment and social perspectives in health, such as psychology and sociology
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study of research methods
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study in communication skills

Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.