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James Cook University Occupational Therapy School

Program Overview - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

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University: James Cook University
Program: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons)
University Location: Townsville, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 190,000
Student Population: 11,500 (Townsville campus)
Campus Location: Townsville, Queensland
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Avail. Intake: February 2020
Annual Tuition Fee: $31,200 AUD (2019)
Entry Requirements: Completion of a high school diploma; 80% GPA based on the average of the best six Grade 12 subjects as a percentage; completion of Grade 12 English and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education

James Cook University's Occupational Therapy unit offers a four-year bachelor degree of international standing. The program is committed to preparing high-quality graduates for all areas of practice with a particular focus on rural and remote health. The development of this program, forward-thinking curriculum and history ensure that all students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the broad range of current and future professional roles. This includes all clinical areas (physical disabilities, rural health and paediatrics), consultative roles including education, housing and occupational health and safety, as well as public health and health preparation roles that provide programs which enhance the health of the community.

Students within the program experience a range of exciting and challenging learning opportunities. The philosophy of occupational therapy is centred on the importance of engaging in purposeful occupations. Students are encouraged to gain an understanding of this concept through participation in active learning. A high proportion of teaching takes place in small groups, completing practical workshops and tutorial activities; JCU believes this helps students to learn more effectively.

In addition, the equivalent of one year's study is completed as fieldwork placements. Students undertake fieldwork in each year of the program, with the majority being in third and fourth years. Fieldwork provides the practical experience of working with individuals and groups in a range of settings, and often involves travelling to other locations in northern Queensland and beyond. For some students, there are even opportunities to complete fieldwork overseas.

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