Occupational therapists have diverse career opportunities leading to work with clients across all ages in multidisciplinary health settings. On completion of this course, you will graduate with both a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy and qualify to register as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
This program provides a comprehensive understanding of Australia's health disparities and global health perspectives, including opportunity to participate in international study programs. You will be prepared to enter the OT workforce with skills and knowledge to work with people across all ages who may have motor-sensory or muscular-skeletal impairments, disability, injuries or mental health problems that impact their ability to cope with life activities.
There are 1000 hours of health practicum supported by academics and registered OT health professionals. CDU encourages students to consider placements in the Northern Territory local, rural and remote areas.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
|Bachelor of Health Science Core Units
||Compulsory Core units totalling 200 credit points as detailed below.
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SWK102 Communication Skills
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
HSC111 Ethics in Health Care (replaces HSC210 from 2021)
HSC112 Basics of Epidemiology
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 from 2021)
HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (new title from 2021)
HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management
HSC211 Mental Health and Wellbeing
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021)
MAN204 Project Management
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour
SPE261 Functional Anatomy (replaces SBI261 from 2021)
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health
HSC318 Rural and Remote Health
PHM301 Exploring Public Health
SWK312 Social Research Methods
|Master of Occupational Therapy Core Units
||Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.
OCC501 Principles and Processes of Occupational Therapy
OCC502 Enabling Occupational Abilities and Participation
OCC503 Humans as Occupational Beings
OCC504 Occupational Therapy for Mental Health (WIL) (available from 2022)
OCC505 Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescence (WIL) (available from 2022)
OCC506 Occupation Therapy for Adults and Older Adults (available from 2022)
OCC601 Professional Practice 1 (30cp) (WIL) (available from 2022)
OCC602 Professional Practice 2 (30cp) (WIL) (available from 2022)
||Total Credit Points
Course Changes - 2021
Please note the following course structure changes:
- HSC210 Health Sociology has been replaced by HSC111 Ethics in Health Care. Students who have already completed HSC210 do not need to completed HSC111.
- HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health has been replaced by HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction. Students who have already completed HSC230 do not need to complete HSC220.
- PHM526 Research Design and PHM527 Health Research Skills have been removed and are no longer required.
- OCC601 and OCC602 have increased from a 20 credit point to a 30 credit point unit due to the significant placement requirements for this unit.