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Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)

Course code H96

Allows students to develop an understanding of the factors that affect performance in occupations of self-care, education, work, social participation, and play and leisure for individuals, groups and populations through the lifespan.

Fieldwork placements commence in the first year and throughout the course, and provide students with valuable learning experiences in a range of settings. Graduates will possess a sound knowledge and understanding of professional principles and processes and will be able to generalise their attributes and skills in new situations.

Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 per cent or higher after the third year of study may be invited to complete an Honours program within the fourth year. Those students will transfer to the Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours for the fourth and final year.

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Entry requirements

80 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

H96

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,950

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 14-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

H96

CRICOS code

055463C

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,200

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

4 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 14-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OCT1101Theory of Occupation15
OCT1102Occupation and Equity15
MHS1101Anatomy and Physiology 115
OCT1104Clinical Science 115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OCT1205Occupational Analysis15
OCT1206Neuroscience15
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
OCT1208Clinical Science 215
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OCT2202Paediatrics and Youth15
OCT2203Applied Kinesiology15
OCT2204Clinical Science 315
OCT2208Health Conditions15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OCT2205Neuropsychiatry15
OCT2206Gerontology15
OCT2250Counselling and Group Processes In Occupational Therapy15
OCT2108Clinical Science 415
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OCT3201Physical Rehabilitation15
OCT3202Mental Health Rehabilitation15
OCT3203Assistive Technology15
OCT3209Occupational Rehabilitation15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OCT3205Neurological Rehabilitation15
OCT3206Health Management15
OCT3108Clinical Science 530
Year 4
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OCT4109Disability15
ACS4133Aboriginal Communities15
OCT4102Creativity and Health15
OCT4104Occupational Therapy Administration15
OCT4213Clinical Science 630
OCT4214Clinical Science 730

Please refer to the Course Coordinator for the timetable for the above 4th year units.

Note: Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 per cent or higher after the third year of study may be invited to complete an Honours program. Those students will transfer to the Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours for the fourth and final year of study.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad occupational therapy knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations.
  2. Communicate occupational therapy knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. Demonstrate broad global perspectives and ethical considerations, with respect for cultural diversity including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate initiative and accountability for own learning and professional practice.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions and responses in new situations.
  6. Think critically to evaluate, interpret and conceptualise complex occupational solutions.
  7. Use assistive technologies, digital technologies and contemporary literacies to assess, evaluate and synthesise information in occupational therapy contexts.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative in multi-disciplinary teams.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Limited

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,950 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $33,200 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Occupational Therapist, Health & Wellness Coordinator, Mental Health Therapist, Occupational Rehabilitationist, Safety Officer, Disability Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist, Hand Therapist, Neurorehabilitationist, Paediatric Therapist

Student
stories

  • "I chose to study OT at ECU because of the practical components offered from the beginning of the course"
    Suci Wardana
    Suci WardanaOccupational Therapy student

    I have been fortunate to have taken part in several placements relating to OT, beginning just a few weeks into starting my course. These placements involved observing practitioners in their specialised fields, which was very beneficial as it gave me a feel for what I'd be doing in the future, and provided learning that can't be taught in the classroom.

    I also felt that the small cohort of students in the course would be very beneficial as it allows us to get to know everyone in the course and increases the opportunities that we have to communicate face-to-face with lecturers and tutors. The OT staff at ECU are also working in the field, and they're able to provide students with real-life learning, which is fantastic.

  • "ECU offers the opportunity to experience prac from the very beginning"
    Tamara PullellaOccupational Therapy graduate

    I chose ECU because of the practical components the course offered and also because of the small cohort.

    ECU offers occupational therapy (OT) students with the opportunity to experience prac from the very beginning, which gave us the beneficial component of having hands-on experience.

    These placements really provided us with the opportunity to experience what occupational therapy was all about and prepared us for the real world.

    The staff within the OT department at ECU have experience working in the field, so when we had any questions the answers were just that much more relevant.

    Prior to commencing my studies at ECU, I always believed that OT was disability focused, but through the practical experiences it provided me with the opportunity to really get a feel for the different fields within the OT profession.

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