|University and Faculty:||The University of Queensland
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
|Program:||Master of Occupational Therapy Studies|
|University Location:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|City Population:||2.1 million|
|Campus Location:||St. Lucia, Brisbane|
|Program Duration:||2.5 calendar years|
|Semester Intake:||July each year|
|Next Available Intake:||July 2018|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$50,640 AUD (2017 estimated, over 3 semesters)|
|Est. Indicative Total:||$101,280 AUD (2017 fees)|
The University of Queensland Occupational Therapy School offers a two-and-a-half 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.
This program is 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 at the University of Queensland 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.
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/
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 for entry to this program. Once prerequisites are met, entry is offered to students via a competitive selection process based on cumulative grade point average (cGPA). Early offers may be issued in advance of the application deadline to those students that meet the prerequisites and have a competitive cGPA.
OzTREKK recommends that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum 65% cumulative average in your university studies, though it is important to note that not all students meeting the minimum cGPA will receive an offer. Students who do not meet the minimum cGPA threshold will be waitlisted in merit order and will be considered for offer after the application closing date.
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. If an applicant is currently in their final semester of studies, and has met other program prerequisites, their application will be sent to school for assessment after the application closing date. If eligible, a conditional offer would be issued.
Total Number of Places in the Program: 40
Number of Places Available for International Students: 10
Application Deadline: Applications for the July 2017 intake closed February 27, 2017. For information about the July 2018 intake and to apply, please contact OzTREKK.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Krista McVeigh