Occupational therapists work with their clients to overcome barriers that may be preventing them from participating more fully in life. This might involve teaching alternative techniques to achieve a given task, or facilitating improvement of skills.
Occupational therapists collaborate with family and carers where needed, and typically work in teams with other health professionals.
The occupational therapy course is a graduate-entry program (students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry); however, the MOT is designed to accommodate all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their previous discipline. If you already have a background in health you will be able to take on electives of your choice, while those without such experience will be required to take prescribed electives.
As the course leads to eligibility to practice, students will be assisted in achieving prescribed professional competencies through practical and theoretical skill acquisition and clinical fieldwork placements. Clinical placements are undertaken in both the public and private sectors. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the career path they have chosen, and its place in contemporary health.
University of Sydney Master of Occupational TherapyProgram: Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2016