|University and Faculty:||The University of Queensland
Faculty of Health Sciences
|Program:||Master of Occupational Therapy Studies|
|University Location:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|City Population:||2.1 million|
|Campus Location:||St. Lucia, Brisbane|
|Program Duration:||Two calendar years
(six semesters: four regular semesters and two summer semesters)
|Semester Intake:||November each year|
|Next Intake:||November 2013|
|Application Deadline:||May 31, 2013 for the Nov. 2013 intake|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||
(2013 fees; over 3 semesters)
|Est. Total Tuition:||
(2013 fees; over two full years)
The University of Queensland Occupational Therapy School offers a two-year graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program designed for students who have a bachelor's degree and wish to gain qualifications to register as an occupational therapist.
It is a two-year, accelerated program, designed for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree. On successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible for registration as an occupational therapist.
The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program
The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program aims to equip graduate-entry students with the theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes necessary for a career in occupational therapy. In addition to a focus on clinical occupational therapy practice, emphasis is placed on the use of prior skills and knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of occupational therapy practice and the development of advanced adult learning skills, allowing for ongoing professional development.
Students will be required to complete a variety of clinical areas of practice and caseloads (e.g., acute/ long-term stay) with clients of different age groups. Placements are dependent on availability, but may include hospitals, community and charity settings, private providers and emerging areas of practice in both metropolitan and rural and regional areas. Students will work under the supervision of a qualified occupational therapist who has a vital role to play in clinical education of occupational therapy students by providing placement opportunities and professional supervision of students undertaking clinical placements.
Learn about the University of Queensland's Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program from Associate Professor Dr. Jenny Ziviani.
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At UQ, students' fieldwork experiences are integrated throughout the entire academic program. In the first semesters of the Occupational Therapy program, clinical experiences are undertaken within course frameworks. In the final semesters of the graduate-entry, master's program, more intensive placements are provided, with students required to complete block placements across a range of clinical settings.
Graduate qualifications in occupational therapy from Australian universities are recognized internationally. The University of Queensland's Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program is approved 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/
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!
There are 10 places available in the program each year for international students, including students from Canada. Offers will be made to applicants with the highest academic rank.To be eligible to apply, you must have
Please note that the above criteria are minimum requirements. Once prerequisites are met, entry is via a competitive selection process based on grade point average (GPA).
OzTREKK recommends that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum 65% cumulative average in your university studies.
Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing UQ Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program.
Total Number of Places in the Program: 30
Number of Places Available for International Students: 10
Application Deadline for the November 2013 intake: May 31, 2013.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston