Occupational Therapy - M3001

If you're passionate about promoting health and wellbeing, and wish to enable people to participate in activities to their full potential, Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash will set you on the right path. The practice involves working with individuals, families, organisations and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the daily occupations and activities of everyday life.

Drawing on the most current thinking and methods in the occupational, behavioural, social and biomedical sciences, Occupational Therapy (Honours) is an internationally recognised course that uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning methods and teaching techniques.

Your studies will include the foundations of occupational science, anatomy, physiology, psychology, inter-professional education, understanding health and occupational therapy practice. You will develop and apply this knowledge to the assessment and intervention processes used by occupational therapists when working with clients and client groups.

Fieldwork education in various practice settings will provide further opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills, while developing your appreciation of the relevance of ongoing learning in the context of supervised health service delivery.

Your clinical and professional skills will be enhanced through time spent working with students enrolled in other health science courses (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy), enabling you to experience interdisciplinary service delivery and inter-professional education.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Qualification
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Applicants must be 18 years of age 1 July 2022, to meet the mandatory requirements for clinical placements. Underage applicants who can not meet this requirement are not eligible for an offer. Please refer to the mandatory compliance web page for additional information.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows and are to be used as a guide only as there are limited places available in this course:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Extra requirements

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

The course develops through theme studies in related knowledge on occupation and health, therapeutic interventions and research in practice, which come together in professional practice and are demonstrated in the final placement and portfolio examination.