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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Pass and Honours)

BOccThy
BOccThy(Honours)

320 cp

Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at: Melbourne, Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry or physics.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings

  1. 50 cp from Foundation units;
  2. 30 cp from Interprofessional units;
  3. 180 cp from Occupational Therapy units;
  4. 60 cp from Clinical Education Placements.

3. Admissions Requirements – Honours Degree

To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours program, a student must have completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy pass degree, with a grade point average of at least 5.5.

4. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

To qualify for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy honours degree a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 50 cp from Foundation units;
  2. 30 cp from Interprofessional units;
  3. 150 cp from Occupational Therapy units;
  4. 45 cp from Clinical Education Placements;
  5. 45 cp from Honours units.

5. Progression within the Course

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Foundation Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
OTHY100 10 Foundations of Occupational Therapy
OTHY101 10 Health and Occupation
OTHY102 10 Musculoskeletal Structure and Function
OTHY103 10 Pathophysiology for Occupational Therapists
OTHY104 10 Measurement in Occupational Therapy

Interprofessional Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL121 10 Human Biological Science 1
BIOL122 10 Human Biological Science 2
HLSC111 10 The Person, Health and Wellbeing

Occupational Therapy Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
OTHY200 10 Neurodevelopment
OTHY201 10 Contextual Determinants of Health, Illness and Disability
OTHY202 10 Ergonomics and Safety Science 1
OTHY203 10 Physical Rehabilitation
OTHY204 10 Environment Health and Disability
OTHY205 10 Neuropsychiatry 1
OTHY206 10 Orthoses and Rehabilitation Science
OTHY207 10 Ergonomics and Safety Science 2
OTHY300 10 Gerontology
OTHY301 10 Neuropsychiatry 2
OTHY302 10 Neuroscience for Occupational Therapists 1
OTHY303 10 Research Design for Occupational Therapy
OTHY304 10 Clinical Counselling and Group Work
OTHY305 10 Community-based Rehabilitation and Development
OTHY306 10 Neuroscience for Occupational Therapists 2
OTHY307 10 Paediatrics
OTHY400 10 Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice
OTHY401 15 Clinical Education 1
OTHY402 15 Clinical Education 2
OTHY403 10 Allied Health Management and Leadership
OTHY404 15 Clinical Education 3
OTHY405 15 Clinical Education 4

Occupational Therapy Honours Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
OTHY308 10 Honours Research Design
OTHY309 10 Honours Research Proposal
OTHY406 15 Honours Dissertation 1
OTHY407 10 Honours Dissertation 2


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.

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