Students undertake problem-based learning: a case scenario is presented that allows for self-directed learning in teams. Students also complete three work placements in community- or hospital-focused agencies that offer short- and long-term therapy. A key component is completing a project-based unit in the Design Factory Melbourne. Working in teams, students gain industry experience by developing innovative solutions to problems provided by disability service partners.
The Master of Occupational Therapy at Swinburne University of Technology prepares students to be eligible to practice as a qualified occupational therapist. Once qualified, graduates are required to apply for registration to practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.Occupational therapists work in hospital, rehabilitation, residential care, mental health, community health, forensic mental health, school, paediatric and occupational rehabilitation settings. Occupational therapists assist people who have difficulty participating in everyday life. Everyday life activities include participation in the paid work force, leisure activities, and/or self-care activities. Clients may have neurological, musculoskeletal or mental health problems and may be living at home or in a supported living setting.
This course is designed for students who are interested in learning about how to enable participation in daily life using design, device and technology approaches. Students will use a problem-based learning approach to their studies. A scenario will be presented at the commencement of a topic that will set the scene for self-directed learning. There will also be concepts and skills classes that relate to the scenario.
Students gain problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by working through problems collaboratively to find meaningful solutions. This style of learning replicates the approach used by occupational therapists in practice.
Occupational therapists work in hospital, rehabilitation, residential care, mental health, community health, forensic mental health, school, paediatric and occupational rehabilitation settings.
Aims and objectives
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to demonstrate entry-level, discipline-specific knowledge, skills and attributes and demonstrate advanced level professional skills including the ability to be self-directed, work in teams, collaborate with others and advance their practice through critical self-reflection.
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- An Occupational Perspective of Health
- Enabling Participation: Mental Health
- Enabling Participation: Musculoskeletal and Neurological
- Enabling Participation: Children
- Enabling Participation: Youth
- Evidence Review
- Enabling Participation: Advanced Practice
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPublic Health Physiotherapy Health Sciences View 223 other Masters in Public Health in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS code 089748J
Applicants who have completed a bachelor degree in any area of study are eligible to apply if they:
- completed their undergraduate degree in the last ten years and obtained a minimum 65% GPA in their last year of study AND completed at least one unit in anatomy and physiology (such as BIO10004 Anatomy and Physiology) or an equivalent anatomy and physiology bridging course
- have completed a postgraduate degree in the last ten years and obtained a minimum 65% GPA in their last year of study AND completed at least one unit in anatomy and physiology in their undergraduate degree (such as BIO10004 Anatomy and Physiology) or an equivalent anatomy and physiology bridging course.
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International35600 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35600 AUD per year during 24 months.
National29880 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29880 AUD per year during 24 months.
$7,950 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
Living costs for Melbourne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.