|University and Faculty:||Bond University
Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
|Program:||Master of Occupational Therapy|
|University Location:||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Campus Location:||Robina, Gold Coast|
|Program Duration:||2 calendar years (6 semesters)|
|Semester Intakes:||May and September each year|
|Next Intake:||May 2018|
|Est. Indicative Annual Tuition:||$54,708 AUD (2017)|
|Est. Indicative Total:||$109,416 AUD (based on 2017 fees)|
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.
The faculty offers a personalised educational experience where students enjoy small class sizes, assured placements and work experience opportunities, as well as comprehensive use of industry equipment and the latest technologies.
The Bond Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine offers the two-year graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy. The program 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 students the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for a career in private practice. Bond OT students 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
This 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.
The Master of Occupational Therapy at Bond University combines lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, fieldwork and simulation to embed the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an occupational therapist. The program focuses on real-world learning with fieldwork opportunities in most courses to help students link theory to practice. Students will learn from highly qualified occupational therapy academics with clinical and research experience. The choice of a clinically focused or business-focused research pathway allows students to contribute to the advancement of the occupational therapy profession, and broadens future career possibilities in research, academia, or private practice.
For more information about studying occupational therapy at Bond University and then coming back to Canada, please see New Master of Occupational Therapy at Bond University.
Graduate qualifications in occupational therapy from Australian universities are recognized internationally.
The Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy program has been accredited with conditions by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and is also recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Canadian students who wish to practice as an occupational therapist upon their return to Canada, should visit the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists website for accreditation and certification information: http://www.caot.ca/
The minimum academic entry requirement is an undergraduate degree in health sciences or other related degree with
Number of Places Available for International Students: TBA
Application Deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Krista McVeigh