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University of Sydney Occupational Therapy School Undergraduate Entry

    

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Overview

University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at University of Sydney in Australia prepares graduates for clinical practice in the profession of occupational therapy. Graduates of the University of Sydney’s OT course are eligible for membership with Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Occupational therapists work with their clients to overcome barriers that may be preventing them from participating more fully in life. This might involve teaching alternative techniques to achieve a given task, or facilitating improvement of skills. Occupational therapists collaborate with family and careers where needed, and typically work in teams with other health professionals.

The University of Sydney’s Occupational Therapy course in Australia 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.

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Clinical Work Experience

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at University of Sydney incorporates significant clinical and professional fieldwork opportunities, providing hands-on experience with real 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.

University of Sydney students will undertake professional practice during the Occupational Therapy program. The placements occur during semester time and during recess periods at all level of the course, and are located in both metropolitan, country facilities and, in some cases, overseas facilities.

Professional practice is an integral part of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at University of Sydney. 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 within the Occupational Therapy program at University of Sydney and during recess periods and are located in both metropolitan, country facilities and, in some cases, overseas facilities.

Students will Enjoy at The University of Sydney in Australia

  • A green campus surrounded by park lands, with close proximity to Sydney’s central business district and sandy beaches
  • The lifestyle of Australia’s most exciting and culturally diverse city
  • A cosmopolitan lifestyle in a multicultural environment
  • Largest university library in the southern hemisphere
  • Outstanding sporting and recreational amenities
  • Excellent employment and career prospects upon completion of studies

Entry Requirements

Completed High school diploma overall average 82%. Science and Maths preferred.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Occupational Therapy) at University of Sydney are qualified to work as occupational therapists. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists (OT Australia) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Length of Program:4 years full time
Intake:March
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma.
Interview:Not required by University of Sydney
Application Dates:October 31
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences
Country:Australia