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- Compulsory subject credit points
- 220 Essential subjects to complete
- Total credit points
- 240 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
Students must complete two hundred and ten credit points (210CP) of subjects.
Occupation is a human activity that brings meaning and purpose to life. In this subject, you will explore the foundations of occupational therapy. You will develop an understanding of occupation, the relationships between occupation and health, and the role of occupational therapy in enabling occupation. You will explore the principles of occupational science and occupational justice. Short practice placement experiences will develop your understanding of the occupational therapy profession.Read more
Contemporary health care practice takes place in a multidisciplinary context where care is centred on the needs of the client / healthcare consumer. In this subject you will integrate your existing knowledge of body functions and structures in to an understanding of common health conditions. You will consider the pathology, epidemiology, prognosis and impact of physical and mental health disorders as well as death and dying. You will explore the multidisciplinary management of common health conditions, and articulate your potential role as a practitioner, referrer and care coordinator.Read more
The neurological system is integrally connected to every function of the human mind and body. In this subject you will develop foundational knowledge in neuroscience. You will discover the neurological bases of movement, sensation, perception, cognition and function. This knowledge will be applied in the context of neurological testing through the development of assessment skills and exploration through case studies.Read more
In this subject you will explore the environments in which people live their lives and experience the world from multiple perspectives. You will adopt an ecological lens to view disability and health. You will explore the physical, sensory, informational, cultural, social, economic and institutional environments in the context of Australian health and social care. Concepts of accessible and useable design, social determinants of health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture will be focus topics within this subject.Read more
Engagement in occupation can lead to the development, redevelopment and maintenance of health, well-being, life skills, and meaning & purpose. In this subject you will further develop your understanding of occupation, including occupation analysis, performance analysis, and occupational adaptation. The subject will be framed within the Model of Human Occupation, incorporating principles of behaviour change, group work & skill development. You will also develop skills in planning & evaluation in the context of an occupational engagement project.Read more
In this subject you will learn core skills in enabling occupation. The subject will adopt the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and the Canadian Model of Client-Centred Enablement. You will learn foundational skills in therapeutic communication, adaptation of tasks and recommendation of assistive technology, advocacy, collaboration & coordination, environmental modification, and health education. You will also develop hands-on skills in a range of specialised interventions such as splint fabrication.Read more
Occupational therapy roles are adapted to specific needs of contemporary health and social care contexts. In this subject you will develop core skills to fulfil your responsibilities as an occupational therapist across health and social care contexts. You will also explore the occupational therapy role in common areas of practice and develop key skills and knowledge aligned with the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards.Read more
This subject focuses on evidence based practice (the use of health research in professional practice) and lays the foundation for developing professionally-relevant competencies in research and evidence-based practice. It includes the study of research and appraisal methods applicable to the interpretation, application, and conduct of health research, using systematic and critical analysis approaches enshrined in the evidence-based practice approach. It uses problem-based and interactive learning to engage students in learning about the principles and applications of evidence based practice, epidemiology, research paradigms, quantitative and qualitative research design methods, and results appraisal and interpretation, and collaborative decision-making with patients and healthcare choices. This subject serves as a pre-requisite subject for further studies in health research design and planning implementation that follows in the Master of Occupational Therapy program.Read more
Productive occupations provide meaning and purpose in life, as well as improve physical and mental well-being. Productive occupations also reflect contributions to the community and a means to meet human needs. In this subject, you will engage in the occupational therapy role in the field of Work. Topics will include workplace physical and psychological injury prevention, risk management, ergonomics, return to work and pre-employment services, injury management, creating healthy workplaces, the ageing worker, and vocational rehabilitation. Working with a local business, you will apply your knowledge and skills on a weekly basis.Read more
Learning, playing, and connecting are integral to building life skills, mental well-being, and resilience. In this subject, you will explore occupations associated with learning, playing, and connecting. Specific occupational therapy intervention approaches to support participation and engagement across a range of practice settings, including early intervention, education, mental health, and disability, will be explored and applied. This subject includes simulated and community-based practice education experiences.Read more
In this subject you will explore the role of occupational therapy in enabling independence and participation. There will be an emphasis on independence in self-care and activities of daily living to function in the home environment, as well as focussed attention on selected activities (including transport, sex and sexuality, and sleep) that underpin participation. At the end of the semester you will conduct a community presentation, where you will demonstrate group education and facilitation skills in the context of promoting independence and participation.Read more
Occupational therapy is a dynamic and changing profession. Contemporary competencies change across time and across international boundaries, with professional boundaries being impacted by the local evolution of the profession in response to local needs, challenges, and opportunities. In this subject, you will develop an understanding of contemporary and international practice issues and take part in workshops to prepare you for international and emerging areas of practice. You will take part in a project-based practice education experience in an immersive role-emerging area of occupational therapy practice.Read more
The subject focuses on the practice of occupational therapy at a community level. At the commencement of the subject, you will undertake case-based learning to refresh your cultural competency through learning about working with First Australians. Subsequently, you will explore current issues and occupational therapy actions with other communities. You will apply this perspective to a topical community issue.Read more
This subject focusses on becoming an occupational therapy professional. This subject will assist you to transition into the workforce, with an understanding of professional bodies and authorities, ethics, governance, quality improvement cycles, and medicolegal implications. You will explore current issues affecting the occupational therapy profession. The subject will culminate with the preparation of a professional portfolio and development plan.Read more
This subject builds on the subject Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals to develop student competencies relating to research design and planning. Students will identify research methods most appropriate to their research questions and practice context, consider and submit ethics applications for review and develop research submissions for external peer review and funding consideration. Students are required to successfully complete this subject before progressing to research internships or capstone in the Master of Occupational Therapy.Read more
This subject provides supervised practice education in occupational therapy. You will attend a briefing workshop and then complete an equivalent of 12 weeks (480 hours) of supervised practice. Through this experience you will apply your core occupational therapy knowledge and skills, and develop competencies in professionalism, communication, documentation, assessment, intervention and evaluation. You will develop your understanding of occupational therapy and the role of other members of the multidisciplinary team. You will be supervised by an occupational therapist with a minimum of 12 months experience.Read more
This subject provides supervised practice education in occupational therapy and prepares you for entry-level practice as a new graduate Occupational Therapist. You will attend a briefing workshop and then complete 12 weeks (480 hours or equivalent) of supervised practice. Through this experience you will apply your core occupational therapy knowledge & skills, and develop competencies in professionalism, communication, documentation, assessment, intervention & evaluation. You will develop your understanding of occupational therapy and the role of other members of the multidisciplinary team. You will be supervised by an occupational therapist with a minimum of 12 months experience.Read more
Students must choose ten credit points (10CP) of the following subjects.
Throughout your career in health, there will be numerous opportunities to facilitate learning amongst your colleagues and with students. In this subject, you will examine and describe the learning needs of specific health workforces, integrate theory and learning practices to design health education, apply technologies for effective communication, and understand the importance of considering healthcare users in health education. You will also develop skills that will enable you to encourage and support learning through mentoring, supervision, and feedback amongst different health practitioners, empowering them to provide contemporary and quality healthcare in the future.Read more
The Managing People subject provides an introduction to the field of organisational behaviour. The subject emphasises understanding, predicting, and influencing behaviour in organisations using insights gained from theory, empirical research, and sharing of practical experience. The facet that differentiates this subject from traditional organisational behaviour modules is the focus on self-assessment, self-insight, self-management and leadership. Topics discussed include: Work group dynamics and team decision making; Individual differences; Understanding how perceptions and attitudes affect behaviour at work; Motivation; Current models of motivation and job design; Conflict management and resolution; Leadership effectiveness; Organisational and national culture effects on individual and organisational behaviour. Methods used throughout the semester include lecture and readings, experiential exercises, self-assessment instruments, written and verbal assignments, video critiques, case discussions, and group discourse.Read more
Students must choose one (1) of the following research options (20CP).
Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills as well as business acumen and research experience. The Clinically-focused Research Pathway prepares you for entry into higher research degrees and careers in research and academia, as well as bolstering research networks and culminates in an individual research project that may be eligible for publication. You will be taught by academics and industry staff who are current practicing clinicians with up-to-date industry knowledge.
Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills as well as business acumen and research experience. The Business-focused Research Pathway of the Master of Occupational Therapy enables you to study business electives that will equip you to undertake management roles, and better prepare you to work in the growing private sector. The pathway culminates in an industry research project where you will apply both research and business skills. You will be taught by academics and industry staff who are current practising clinicians with up-to-date industry knowledge.
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