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University of Sydney Occupational Therapy School

Program Overview - Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours

Click here to apply to the Sydney Ocupational Therapy School - Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
University: University of Sydney
Program: Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours
University Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 5 million
Student Population: 60,000
Campus Location: Cumberland Campus
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: Semester 1 (March each year)
Next Intake: March 2018
Annual Tuition Fee: $49,000 AUD (2018)
Entry Requirements: Completion of a high school diploma, including Grade 12 subjects in English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) program at the University of Sydney covers a wide range of topics including theories of what people do in daily life and why; knowledge of the development of human capabilities (e.g., cognitive, motor, psychosocial) and the ways in which injury and illness typically disrupt them; activity and environmental analysis; and theories and techniques for promoting participation in daily life.

The program incorporates significant clinical and professional fieldwork opportunities, providing hands-on experience with r eal clients in a supervised environment. This allows students to combine the academic components of the course with the practical abilities required of the occupational therapy profession.

Students undertaking a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy are given the opportunity to comprehensively study the field through coursework and academic placements in various clinical settings. At the University of Sydney, a large portion of the occupational therapy program is derived from work placements. Students learn through firsthand experience with established occupational therapists the skills needed to be successful when applying classroom knowledge to direct patient care.

 

Unique Features of the Program

Professional practice is an integral part of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy). Fieldwork education consists of block placements and other guided learning experiences. These experiences provide candidates with an opportunity to practice skills and take responsibility commensurate with their background knowledge and level of development acquired during the course. Fieldwork block placements are period of two to ten weeks where candidates attend a setting five days a week full time for approximately 37.5 hours per week. The placements occur during semester time and during recess periods, at all levels of the course, and are located in both metropolitan, country facilities and, in some cases, overseas facilities.

The University of Sydney invites students to apply to the school's FHS Abroad program, which gives eligible students the invaluable experience of academic training and work placement with non-profit organizations operating in south and southeast Asia.

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