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Bond University Occupational Therapy School Graduate Entry

  

Overview

Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills as well as possessing a solid business acumen and research experience.

It is the first Occupational Therapy Masters in Australia to offer students the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for a career in private practice. You will engage in research training before specializing in one of two elective pathways:

  • Clinically-focused Research Pathway – the clinically focused research pathway culminates in an individual research project that may be eligible for publication. This pathway prepares you for entry into higher research degrees and careers in research and academia, as well as bolstering research networks; or
  • Business-focused Research Pathway – enables you to undertake business electives that will enable you to undertake management roles, and better prepare you to work in the growing private sector. The pathway culminates in an industry research project where you will apply both research and business skills.

You will be taught by academics and industry staff who are current practising clinicians with up to date industry knowledge.

Course Structure

The Master of Occupational Therapy combines lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, fieldwork and simulation to embed the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an occupational therapist. The program focuses on real-world learning with fieldwork opportunities in most courses to help students link theory to practice. Students will learn from highly qualified occupational therapy academics with clinical and research experience. The choice of a clinically-focused or business-focused research pathway allows students to contribute to the advancement of the occupational therapy profession, and broadens future career possibilities in research, academia or private practice.

Clinical Placements

You will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills related to the practice of occupational therapy through extensive professional practice placements in a variety of settings such as private practice, community and mental health services, aged care and hospitals. The program places a strong emphasis on practical experience with 1,000 hours of practice education across various clinical contexts.  All students will also engage in research, providing preparation for future research careers.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor degree in a health or human science related discipline.  Minimum GPA is 60%, but it will run higher.

Students will be required to show evidence of studies in the following:

  • 1 semester of Human Anatomy
  • 1 semester of Human Physiology
  • 2 semesters of Behavioural Science (Psychology or Sociology)

If such evidence is not available, applicants may need to undertake prerequisite bridging units before commencing the program.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Bond’s Occupational Therapy program has full accreditation with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Bond’s graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and will be graduating from a program that has been developed to be recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Students wishing to register in Canada should contact the Canadian Association for Occupational Therapists.  The CAOT helps those who want to work in Canada to understand the requirements for registration.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the legal profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Length of Program:2 years full time
Next Intakes:September 2019, May 2020
Application Deadlines:Not Applicable, Rolling Admissions
Selection InterviewNot Required
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences and Medicine
Country:Australia