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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy

2021

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
104701
590190
Online (CSP)
104701
590190
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101041
Course Duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

HHSOT1

Award
Bachelor of Health Science:Master of Occupational Therapy
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Sports and Recreation

A career as an occupational therapist (OT) will open doors to a multitude of opportunities in health and social care delivery. This unique area of health prepares graduates 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 day-to-day activities.
This course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to improve the lives of the clients, families and communities in which you will work.
The Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy incorporates 1000 hours of health practicum supported by CDU academics and registered OT professionals. There are unique placement opportunities in the Northern Territory's local, rural and remote areas.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students are encouraged to apply. CDU's Indigenous Student Support services are on hand to support you through your degree. This course offers international study opportunities and welcomes international students with a dedicated international student support academic.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as community health centres, public and private hospitals, aged care facilities, paediatric facilities, education facilities, mental health settings, alcohol and drug services, private clinics, non-government organisations, correctional institutions, universities and research facilities, corporate and industrial settings, supported employment and government departments.

Professional recognition

Students are required to register with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA) and graduates can apply for registration as Occupational Therapists with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

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  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2020.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

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.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
 Bachelor of Health Science Core Units
 (20 units)
 200cp  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
 HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
 HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology
 HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
 HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives
 HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management
 HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health
 MAN204 Project Management
 SBI261 Functional Anatomy
 PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour
 HSC211 Mental Health and Wellbeing
 HSC210 Health Sociology
 SPE209 Exercise and Physiology
 SWK312 Social Research Methods
 HSC318 Rural and Remote Health
 PHM301 Exploring Public Health
 HSC312 Global and Environmental Health

 Master of Occupational Therapy Core Units
 (10 units)
 120cp  Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.

 PHM526 Research Design
 PHM527 Health Research Skills
 OCC501 Principles and Practice of Occupational Therapy (available from 2021)
 OCC502 Occupational Performance, Capabilities and Components (available from 2021)
 OCC503 Humans as Occupational Beings (available from 2021)
 OCC504 Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (WIL) (available from 2022)
 OCC505 Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth (WIL) (available from 2022)
 OCC506 Occupation Therapy for Rehabilitation and Disabilities (available from 2021)
 OCC601 Professional Practice 1 (20 cp) (WIL) (available from 2022)
 OCC602 Professional Practice 2 (20 cp) (WIL) (available from 2022)

  320cp Total Credit Points

 

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE= Specialist Elective 

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO HSC210 Health Sociology CO
Year 2
MAN204 Project Management CO HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management CO
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour CO HSC211 Mental Health and Wellbeing CO
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO SBI261 Functional Anatomy CO
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health  CO SPE209 Exercise and Physiology CO
Year 3
PHM301 Exploring Public Health CO HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives (External only) CO
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health CO HSC318 Rural and Remote Health CO
OCC501 Principles and Practice of Occupational Therapy CO OCC503 Humans as Occupational Beings  CO
OCC502 Occupational Performance, Capabilities and Components CO OCC506 Occupation Therapy for Rehabilitation and Disabilities CO
Year 4
PHM526 Research Design CO PHM527 Health Research Skills CO
OCC505 Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth (WIL) CO OCC504 Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (WIL) CO
OCC601 Professional Practice 1 (WIL) (20 cp) CO OCC602 Professional Practice 2 (WIL) (20 cp) CO

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion (External only) CO
    SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
    SWK102 Communication Skills CO
    HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology CO
Year 2
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO HSC210 Health Sociology CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO HSC211 Mental Health and Wellbeing CO
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO SBI261 Functional Anatomy CO
Year 3
MAN204 Project Management CO SPE209 Exercise and Physiology CO
HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives CO HSC318 Rural and Remote Health CO
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO OCC503 Humans as Occupational Beings  CO
OCC501 Principles and Practice of Occupational Therapy CO OCC506 Occupation Therapy for Rehabilitation and Disabilities CO
Year 4
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour CO PHM527 Health Research Skills CO
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health  CO OCC504 Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (WIL) CO
PHM526 Research Design CO OCC602 Professional Practice 2 (WIL) (20 cp) CO
OCC502 Occupational Performance, Capabilities and Components CO
Year 5
PHM301 Exploring Public Health CO

 

 
OCC505 Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth (WIL) CO    
OCC601 Professional Practice 1 (WIL) (20 cp) CO    

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Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

UAC

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

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International students

How to apply direct to CDU

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You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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