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OCTY71-111: The New Global Occupational Therapist


Occupational therapy is a dynamic and changing profession. Contemporary competencies change across time and across international boundaries, with professional boundaries being impacted by 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 intensive workshops to prepare you for international and emerging areas of practice. In the final weeks of the subject you will take part in an 8-day supervised international placement and study tour. For students who are unable to complete the international placement, you will complete 64 hours of supervised case-based learning.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,559
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an awareness of international differences in occupational therapy practice.
2. Adapt and develop existing occupational therapy competencies to non-Australian contexts.
3. Apply occupational therapy professional skills & knowledge in an international context commensurate with studies completed.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in discrete clinical practice topics that feature in contemporary occupational therapy practice.


OCTY71-701 - Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy I, OCTY71-108 - Occupational Therapy: Work, OCTY71-109 - Occupational Therapy: Learn, Play, Connect AND OCTY71-110 - Occupational Therapy: Independence and Participation (or concurrently)

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start25/09/2017
Cancellation 1?08/10/2017
Cancellation 2?11/10/2017
Last enrolment06/10/2017
Last withdrawal?19/10/2017
Teaching census?19/10/2017