Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enabling people to do the things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying their environment to better support participation. Occupational therapists have a broad education that equips them with skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with individuals or groups of people (and their communities) who have an impairment of body structure or function due to a health condition, and who experience barriers to participation. Occupational therapists believe that participation can be supported or restricted by physical, social, attitudinal and legislative environments. Therefore, occupational therapy practice may be directed to changing aspects of the environment to enhance participation.
Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/32/322481.html
- Clinical practice throughout the course is undertaken in a number of hospitals and allied institutions with the cooperation of the relevant specialist and administrative staff.
Standard entry requirements
Please refer to https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-ug-bachelor-of-science-occupational-therapy-honours--bh-occt1v1/ for further information on entry to this course.
Graduates using the title registered health practitioner or the title of occupational therapist must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board). Graduates can also choose to be a member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or Occupational Therapy Australia (WA). The course is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. High achieving students may undertake honours within this bachelor degree.
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