Bachelor of Health Sciences / Master of Occupational Therapy

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Occupational Therapy will prepare graduates to promote the health and participation of people, organisations and populations through engagement in everyday activities or occupation. Students will also gain the knowledge and clinical skills to work as an occupational therapist. Building on a strong tradition of teaching and research in health sciences, the double degree will meet national priority areas of health care and workforce needs and build on strengths in rural, remote and Indigenous health. Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Sciences who have undertaken the Principles of Occupational Therapy specialisation but do not progress to the Master of Occupational Therapy will be able to work in a variety of areas including health research, and public health.

Structure

Students are required to pass all topics of the Bachelor component of the double degree and achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (Credit average) in order to progress to the Masters component of the degree.The degree includes clinical placements, which may be undertaken in various metropolitan or rural and remote locations across South Australia or interstate. Students will be required to complete at least one clinical placement in a rural location.

Subjects

  • Health Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program
  • Police Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • English language skills

Recognition

This degree is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

Study pathways

Students are required to pass all topics of the Bachelor component of the double degree and achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (Credit average) in order to progress to the Masters component of the degree.

Further information

An annual subquota is available for applicants from rural and remote areas.

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