Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy
UWS Course Code: 4663.1
CRICOS Code: 069909G
Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.
Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This course version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2010 or later.
Commencement Year 2007 to 2009 - 4520.2 Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Occupational therapy is a highly regarded field in which you can apply your knowledge and skills to provide therapy for people who, because of illness, injury or circumstances, are limited in their ability to perform everyday tasks. The program promotes the value of human diversity, fundamental human rights and the dignity and worth of every client. Occupational therapists find employment in public and private hospitals, rehabilitation centres, insurance companies, schools and large corporations.
The course in occupational therapy is offered as a combined Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy. The first three years of the program combine studies in occupational therapy with a broad understanding of biomedicine and various health science fields to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice and high quality care and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams. The progression to the Master’s component of the combined degree is seamless and the final year focuses predominately on occupational therapy practice skills, practical experience and specialised areas. Evidence-based practice is one of the most important trends in healthcare today and a strong feature of the program.
Four years full-time
|Campbelltown Campus||Full Time||Internal||Michelle Bissett|
This course has been granted interim accreditation and will be reviewed for final accreditation in 2013. The course is designed to satisfy the criteria documented by Occupational Therapy Australia (OT) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) for entry-level occupational therapy education programs.
For local students admission is through UAC. Assumed knowledge, any 2 units of English.
Recommended studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Personal Development Health and Physical Education.
To be eligible to undertake fieldwork or practice placements, students must also comply with the NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act (2004) and complete a relevant declaration.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English.
Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to UWS should also use the information provided on the UAC website.
International applicants must apply directly to the University of Western Sydney via UWS International.
International students applying to UWS through UWS International can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UWS International website.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and UWS.
Special Requirements Prerequisites
To be able to enrol in the first year Spring unit 400907 Occupational therapy practice 1 and subsequent occupational therapy units, all students must have a NSW Health National Criminal Record Check, a Prohibited Employment Declaration Form and a First Aid Certificate. To be eligible to undertake fieldwork placements in public hospitals, students must comply with NSW Health vaccination requirements and be prepared to submit a completed Adult Immunisation Card to placement institutions. Details of necessary vaccinations are available from NSW Health.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.
|400160.4||Introduction to Occupational Therapy|
|400871.2||Professional Health Competencies|
|400863.2||Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice|
|400908.2||People, Environment and Occupations|
|400864.3||Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)|
Continuing students take:
Masters entry students take:
|400911.1||Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice|
|400162.3||Child and Adolescent Occupations|
At this point, students may exit with a Bachelor of Health Science.
|400917.1||Occupational Therapy Specialties|
|400915.2||Occupational Therapy Practice 4 Workshop|
Students will graduate with Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy