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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Bond University Orientation with law and OT students

Why do we love our students so much? Because even after they have begun their studies at their Australian university, they are still willing to help new OzTREKKers get settled.

Bond University Orientation with law and OT students

OzTREKK Lunch at Hotel CBD

Talk about teamwork—and a testament to how amazing and supportive our students are when it comes to helping others!

On Monday, Sept. 4, our third-semester Bondies recently enjoyed a tour hosted by former OzTREKK students. The new Bond students, who will be studying in the Juris Doctor and Master of Occupational Therapy programs, enjoyed an informative campus tour and lunch at Hotel CBD, Varsity Lakes.

Best wishes to all the new Bond University students, and a big thank you to our former OzTREKK students for helping out with the tour!

Master of Occupational Therapy

Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy degree will take just two years full time to complete because of Bond’s unique accelerated three-semesters-a-year structure. The program is the first occupational therapy master’s degree in Australia to provide the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for an occupational therapy career in health management or private practice.

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: May and September each year
Next available intake: May 2018
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)

Juris Doctor (JD)

Bond University’s Juris Doctor program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required!

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: January 2018
Duration: 2 years

Bond University Law School
Bond University campus tour
Bond Occupational Therapy School
The Bond campus is impeccable!

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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

What is the difference between occupational therapy and physiotherapy?

There is often confusion between physiotherapy and occupational therapy. There are significant differences between the two professions, but also many areas where they overlap.

What is the difference between occupational therapy and physiotherapy?

OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills

  • Physiotherapy (or physical therapy) is a health care profession with a focus on assessing, improving and restoring physical function.
  • Occupational therapy also looks at physical function, but extends this to consider how this affects your ability to engage in occupation such as daily activities, leisure and work.

Occupational therapy also addresses the range of requirements for the patient including their mental and emotional well-being. Occupational therapists also have the knowledge and training to work with people with a mental illness or emotional problems such as depression and/or stress. Occupational therapists are also trained in adapting the environment or prescribing special equipment to help people reach their full potential.

OTs often work alongside physiotherapists, as part of a team of health professionals. While some areas may seem to overlap, (for example hand therapy), occupational therapists use and adapt occupations to treat or prevent occupational dysfunction due to physical, mental or environmental factors.

You will find occupational therapists working with patients across the human lifespan from infants to aged care and end of life. OTs work across the spectrum of services from mental health to acute medical and surgical services in various areas:

  • Aged care
  • Child health services
  • Community health services
  • Disability services
  • Independent living centres
  • Mental health services
  • Non-government organisations
  • Private practice
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Research and development
  • Schools and tertiary education
  • Workplace health

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy

Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy degree will take just two years full time to complete because of Bond’s unique accelerated three-semesters-a-year structure.

The program is the first occupational therapy master’s degree in Australia to provide the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for an occupational therapy career in health management or private practice.

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intakes: May and September each year
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the Bond Master of Occupational Therapy program!

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Do you have questions about studying at Bond Occupational Therapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, May 19th, 2017

About the Bond Master of Occupational Therapy program

Are you looking for a rewarding career in health care?

About the Bond occupational therapy program

Learn more about studying OT at Bond University

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University is recognised for the excellence of its education and research in the medical, health and sports sciences. Bond offers the two-year graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy, which is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills as well as solid business acumen and research experience.

It is the first occupational therapy master’s in Australia to offer you the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for a career in private practice. You will engage in research training before specialising in one of two elective pathways:

  • Clinically-focused Research Pathway – the clinically focused research pathway culminates in an individual research project that may be eligible for publication. This pathway prepares you for entry into higher research degrees and careers in research and academia, as well as bolstering research networks; or
  • Business-focused Research Pathway – enables you to undertake business electives that will enable you to undertake management roles, and better prepare you to work in the growing private sector. The pathway culminates in an industry research project where you will apply both research and business skills.

You will be taught by academics and industry staff who are current practicing clinicians with up-to-date industry knowledge.

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next intake: September 2017
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement is an undergraduate degree in health sciences or other related degree with

  • one semester of anatomy,
  • one semester of physiology, and
  • two semesters of psychology or sociology or behavioural science.

Apply now to Bond Occupational Therapy School!

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Do you have questions about studying Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy career pathways

The beauty of undertaking a graduate degree is the opportunity to truly specialise in your field of interest. No longer are you required to register in seemingly pointless classes. Instead, graduate school can really sharpen the focus on what you are passionate about, offering research projects and elective pathways aimed at producing competent and work-ready professionals.

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy pathways

Study occupational therapy at Bond University

Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills as well as possessing a solid business acumen and research experience.

It is the first Master of Occupational Therapy in Australia to offer you the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for a career in private practice. You will engage in research training before specialising in one of two elective pathways:

  • Clinically focused Research Pathway – The clinically focused research pathway culminates in an individual research project that may be eligible for publication. This pathway prepares you for entry into higher research degrees and careers in research and academia, as well as bolstering research networks.
  • Business-focused Research Pathway – Enables you to undertake business electives that will allow you to undertake management roles, and better prepare you to work in the growing private sector. The pathway culminates in an industry research project where you will apply both research and business skills.

Students are taught by academics and industry staff who are current practicing clinicians with up-to-date industry knowledge.

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next intake: May 2017
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the Bond Master of Occupational Therapy program!

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Do you have questions about studying at Bond Occupational Therapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Bond Occupational Therapy gets second intake

Why wait for your degree when you don’t have to?

Great news for all of our rehab sciences students! Bond’s occupational therapy program was initially slated for the September semester intake only, but the university has recently announced that it has opened a second intake of students in the May semester!

Bond Occupational Therapy gets second intake

Study at Bond University, Queensland

Candidates may now apply for either a semester-3 (September) or a semester-2 intake (May) each year.

Bond University‘s unique position as Australia’s leading private, non-profit and independent university is reinforced through its small class sizes, personalised approach to student learning, focus on graduate outcomes and community experience.

Intimate class sizes ensure students are personally mentored by industry experts and internationally recognised researchers who know them by name, have an “open door” policy and a dedicated interest in their success.

The university is renowned for its innovative, health-focused programs which include the Doctor of Physiotherapy and the Master of Occupational Therapy. Working in either of these fields gives you the opportunity to have a profound impact on people’s well-being, with career pathways in clinical practice, research and development and more.

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next intake: May 2017
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement is an undergraduate degree in health sciences or other related degree with

  • one semester of anatomy,
  • one semester of physiology, and
  • two semesters of psychology or sociology or behavioural science.

Apply now to Bond Occupational Therapy School!

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Do you have questions about studying at Bond Occupational Therapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Industry experts join Bond University Occupational Therapy program

The Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy (OT) program has added new members to its ranks, with the appointment of several key staff members: Assistant Professor Tawanda Machingura, Assistant Professor Sally Fields and Assistant Professor Michelle Fair.

Industry experts join Bond University Occupational Therapy program

(L-R) Sally Fields, Susan Brandis, Kieran Broome, Michelle Fair, Tawanda Machingura (Photo credit: Bond University)

Bond’s Head of Program, Professor Susan Brandis, warmly welcomed the new additions.

“I am incredibly grateful that these impressive individuals, who make significant contributions to specialised areas of OT, are joining us at Bond,” she said.

“Occupational therapy is in growing demand over recent years. This is not only in response to the ageing population, but increasing demands for a health workforce who can deliver specialised health services.

“I look forward to our team sharing their unique gifts and talents with the next generation of occupational therapists.”

Prior to Bond University, Assistant Professor Tawanda Machingura was the Assistant Director Occupational Therapist, Mental Health, for Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.  A highly experienced OT, Tawanda has extensive skills in assessments, modifications, medico-legal services, mental health and rehabilitation.

“I’m excited to bring Tawanda onto the staff, his specific expertise in mental health is of valuable contribution to the program,” Professor Brandis said.

“Tawanda is also completing a PhD topic on the effectiveness of sensory modulation therapy in people with schizophrenia, and we look forward to him sharing his experiences with our new OT students.”

Assistant Professor Sally Fields comes to Bond as an Advanced Occupational Therapist, working with the Transition Care program at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.  Sally holds a Masters degree in Clinical Rehabilitation, and is focused on the area of aged care and rehabilitation.  She is also an active researcher, currently undertaking a PhD in ‘Driver Assessment Competencies’ using a mixed method approach.

Assistant Professor Michelle Fair has more than 20 years’ experience in occupational therapy and runs a successful private practice providing services in workplace rehabilitation, environmental modification and organisational health.

“Michelle has also worked in senior leadership roles, and her MBA majoring in Occupational Health and Safety provides her with a unique view for occupational therapy in the workplace,” said Professor Brandis.

“Her approach considers both organisational needs and those of the injured or ill worker, and providing sustainable outcomes to restrict or prevent the cycle of injury and illness.  This area of expertise is incredibly important in OT, as a lot of insurance companies and organisations place significant focus on return to work outcomes.”

The new team joins existing staff member, Associate Professor Kieran Broome who has a PhD in community access and currently works in chronic disease.

The Master of Occupational Therapy program is graduate-entry and commences in September 2016.  It is headed by the highly-experienced Professor Susan Brandis, who joined Bond after 15 years in senior management at Queensland Health including as the inaugural Director of Research for Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next intake: September 2016
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement is an undergraduate degree in health sciences or other related degree with

  • one semester of anatomy,
  • one semester of physiology, and
  • two semesters of psychology or sociology or behavioural science.

Apply now to Bond University Occupational Therapy School!

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Learn more about the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Bond. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Prof Brandis appointed head of new Bond occupational therapy program

Bond University has expanded its health and medicine faculty, with the launch of a Master of Occupational Therapy aimed at filling the shortage for one of Australia’s fastest-growing health professions.

The new occupational therapy program will be headed by highly experienced health administrator, practitioner and researcher, Professor Susan Brandis.

Prof Brandis appointed head of new Bond occupational therapy program

Professor Susan Brandis (Photo credit: Bond University)

Bond University will accept its first intake of students in September 2016, with the master’s taking just two years full time to complete, through its unique accelerated three-semesters-a-year program.

The private Gold Coast university becomes just the second university in Queensland to offer occupational therapy as a postgraduate qualification, with the new program to focus on practical on-the-job skills, together with business acumen and research.

Prof Brandis joins Bond University after 15 years in senior management at Queensland Health, including as the inaugural Director of Research for Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

During a 37-year career, she has held high-profile positions including Manager of the National Falls Prevention Project for the Commonwealth and Executive Director of Allied Health at Gold Coast Health.

She has also worked in various roles in both the public and non-government sectors including Director of Occupational Therapy; Director of Allied Health, Geriatric and Rehabilitation Services; and Executive Officer Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme, and has been an adjunct lecturer at various universities in Queensland over almost two decades.

Her clinical interests include aged care, rehabilitation and palliative care, and she is involved in research projects looking at patient safety and quality, organisational culture and patient outcomes.

Professor Brandis said occupational therapy was a fast-growing area and the need for the profession would only continue to grow.

“There is increasing demand in the community for quality of care and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has further bolstered the need for occupational therapists,” she said.

“The future is really bright for occupational therapy as a profession and there is huge potential in terms of research and how we better promote the independence of people living in the community.

“It is also a career for life.  It is a profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives and there are so many different careers you can pursue, with the broad nature of the program ensuring opportunities to diversify into a range of management and leadership roles.”

Professor Brandis said Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy was structured to meet both World Federation and National Occupational Therapy standards, meeting the requirements for direct registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

“The new program will include more than 1,000 clinical hours, ensuring our graduates have extensive hands-on experience upon graduation, which goes hand-in-hand with the intensive one-on-one support and mentorship they receive through Bond’s small class sizes,” she said.

Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine Dean, Professor Helen Chenery, said the introduction of the Master of Occupational Therapy would add to the university’s existing extensive health and medical offering.

Bond University already boasts a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including medicine, biomedical science, physiotherapy, health science, nutrition and dietetics and a number of programs in sport and exercise science and sports management.

“The new program complements the suite of health and medical programs already on offer at Bond University and offers more opportunities for interdisciplinary education and interprofessional practice,” said Professor Chenery.

“To provide occupational therapy alongside our very reputable medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics and psychology programs, to name just a few, is of real benefit for students and provides a strong foundation for the new program.

“We welcome Professor Brandis to our expanding health and medical team and are confident her extensive and diverse experience will ensure we deliver a world-class occupational therapy program at Bond University.”

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next intake: September 2016
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Apply now to Bond University Occupational Therapy School!

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Do you have questions about studying at Bond Occupational Therapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Bond University launches new Master of Occupational Therapy program

Bond University is proud to announce the launch of the Master of Occupational Therapy. This graduate-entry program will take just two years full time to complete, through Bond’s unique accelerated three-semesters-a-year structure.

Bond University Occupational Therapy School

Learn more about Bond’s new Master of Occupational Therapy degree

The program is the first occupational therapy master’s degree in Australia to provide the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for an occupational therapy career in health management or private practice. This unique offering means graduates will be will prepared to meet existing community needs and be prepared for those required by the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Students will benefit from extensive professional practice placements of more than 1,000 hours in a variety of settings such as private practice, community and mental health services, aged care and hospitals.

There will only be one intake per year, with the program accepting the first intake of students in the September 2016 semester.

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next intake: September 2016
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement is an undergraduate degree in health sciences or other related degree with

  • one semester of anatomy,
  • one semester of physiology, and
  • two semesters of psychology or sociology or behavioural science.

Apply now to Bond University Occupational Therapy School!

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Do you have questions about studying at Bond Occupational Therapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.