Duration

2.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

40

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than occupational therapy) such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in Statistics, Human Anatomy, Social Sciences and Human Physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email: enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4506

Online enquiry: click here

Web: https://shrs.uq.edu.au/node/2287

Duration

2.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

40

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than occupational therapy) such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in Statistics, Human Anatomy, Social Sciences and Human Physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

CRICOS Code: 002041G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://shrs.uq.edu.au/node/2287

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies?

Occupational therapists assist people of all ages to improve overcome barriers which affect their ability to engage in everyday activities that are meaningful and important to them. They use assessment and treatments to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people affected by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delays or ageing. Occupational therapists work with clients to identify and eliminate environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. They do this through a range of treatment strategies designed to enhance the person's ability, such as modifying the task or environment, skill development and/or education.

What you can study

This program focuses on the practice of occupational therapy and is completed over five semesters. In the introductory semester, studies relate to foundation occupational therapy knowledge, and integrating earlier learning with the occupational focus. In the first full year of the program, students advance on this knowledge and apply theory to practical scenarios related to occupational therapy. In the second year, students complete full-time practice education placements, examine professional issues and management, and continue to develop skills in research.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students undertake over 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing their clinical placements in year two of the program.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Research component

The program incorporates advanced training in clinical reasoning and independent research.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than occupational therapy) such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in Statistics, Human Anatomy, Social Sciences and Human Physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

Additional application information

Domestic students in the MOccThySt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than occupational therapy) such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in Statistics, Human Anatomy, Social Sciences and Human Physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 002041G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Clinical uniform - Shirts (approx $25); bottle green slacks (either be their own or can be purchased for approx $60)
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Careers

The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Occupational therapists work in:

  • public and private hospitals
  • country or community health centres
  • rehabilitation units (medical, vocational, psychiatric)
  • regular and special schools
  • consultation services
  • special centres providing development and training for persons with a social, intellectual or physical disability
  • independent living centres
  • workplace health and safety units
  • nursing homes
  • psychiatric clinics and hostels
  • residential and rehabilitation centres for people with an intellectual disability
  • centres of tertiary education
  • research institutions
  • private practice.
To find out more about where a career in Occupational Therapy can take you, visit the Careers in Health website.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Accreditation body

  • Occupational Therapy Council, World Federation Of Occupational Therapy

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

To complete the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #40 from the MOccThySt course list. Refer to the MOccThySt program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies