- Student type: Domestic
- Degree type: Honours
- Degree(s): Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
A simple desire to help people drove Josh Patti to transfer to Monash to study occupational therapy. “I was at a different university where there was a lack of passion. I needed to move into an area where I could achieve my goal of helping people.”
Now in his second year of a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at our Peninsula campus, Josh says the move to Monash was the best decision he’s ever made. Both the course and the University provided the passion and people-focus he was looking for. He’s enjoyed working with a range of people through clinical placements, and thrived on being part of our allied health community, bonding with fellow students and OT staff.
Completing a three-week rural placement in Tasmania was a “life-changing” experience for Josh.
“I was working in a unique paediatric feeding clinic which assisted children with eating difficulties. I also worked in the acute ward, conducting initial assessments on a variety of clients. My supervisor also gave me the chance to participate in client home assessments.
“It was extremely satisfying knowing what you’ve learned during semester could be applied in a real-life setting.”
Josh is yet to decide on the area he will specialise in, but is thrilled to be following his goals and his calling. “I know that there is a range of opportunities, which is an exciting prospect for my future.”