Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Associate Degree in Health Science [Exit Point Only]
Diploma of Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Associate Degree in Health Science AssocDegHlthSc

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy BOccTherapy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) BOccTherapy(Hons)

Diploma of Health Science DipHlthSc

Availability

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (4409OT)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Port Macquarie

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Diploma of Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Associate Degree in Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

In order to be considered for honours at the end of year two, students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 5.0
Selection into the Honours stream depends on academic merit, the extent to which you have considered a potential project topic and the availability of appropriate supervisors.
If selected, you will complete specific Honours subjects in your third and fourth year that replace standard subjects.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certficate IV or higher ( or equivalent).
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
AND
English language requirements apply. An Academic IELTS of 6.5 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Standard CSU credit rules apply
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Standard CSU credit rules apply
Associate Degree in Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Approval of credit for students commencing the B Occupational Therapy will be in accordance with the CSU Credit Policy
https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

Diploma of Health Science [Exit Point Only]

Approval of credit for students commencing the B Occupational Therapy will be in accordance with the CSU Credit Policy
https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Associate Degree in Health Science [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Diploma of Health Science [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of 19 common subjects, at the end of second year students can choose, dependent upon satisfying minimum requirements, to complete the honours stream (seven compulsory subjects) or remain in the pass degree (6 compulsorysubjects and one unrestricted elective).

Common Stream
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS126 Foundations of Human Physiology
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
IKC100 Indigenous Health
OCC103 Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice
OCC104 Person, Environment and Occupation Foundations
OCC105 Occupational Therapy Practice
OCC200 Professional Decision-making in Occupational Therapy
OCC204 Enabling Strategies: Environmental Adaptation and Assistive Technologies
OCC205 Enabling Strategies: Working with Groups
OCC206 Enabling Strategies: Working with Individuals (Fundamentals)
OCC300 Enabling Strategies: Working with Individuals (Consolidation)
OCC304 Enabling Strategies: Working with Communities
OCC404 Enabling Strategies: Advanced Practice
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Healthcare

Pass Stream
OCC320 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 1
OCC321 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 2
OCC420 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 3
OCC421 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 4
OCC414 Professional and Organisational Contexts of Practice
OCC415 Political and Socio-cultural Contexts of Practice
Unrestricted Elective *

Honours Stream
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation
HLT441 Health Honours Project/Dissertation
OCC330 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 1 (Honours)
OCC331 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 2 (Honours)
OCC430 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 3 (Honours)
OCC431 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 4 (Honours)
OCC416 Socio-cultural and Professional Contexts of Practice

*Unrestricted elective subjects - Pass stream only (1 subject, 8 points).
Students can choose to complete any subject offered within Charles Sturt University that they are eligible to enrol in.

The following subjects are examples of some of the subjects students may choose to enrol in for Session 5 (30):
GER204 Ageing and Professional Practice
LES101 Introduction to Leisure and Health
LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issues
LES301 Health Policy and Program Development
PSY214 Health Psychology
SCI301 International Practical Experience
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behaviour

Key Subjects
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS126 Foundations of Human Physiology
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
OCC103 Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice
OCC104 Person, Environment and Occupation Foundations
OCC105 Occupational Therapy Practice
OCC206 Enabling Strategies: Working with Individuals (Fundamentals)
OCC320 OT Workplace Learning 1
OCC321 OT Workplace Learning 2
OCC330 OT Workplace Learning 1 (Honours)
OCC331 OT Workplace Learning 2 (Honours)
OCC420 OT Workplace Learning 3
OCC421 OT Workplace Learning 4
OCC430 OT Workplace Learning 3 (Honours)
OCC431 OT Workplace Learning 4 (Honours)

Enrolment Pattern

Year 1, Session 1
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS126 Foundations of Human Physiology
HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
OCC104 Person, Environment and Occupation Foundations

Year 1, Session 2
IKC100 Indigenous Health
OCC103 Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice
OCC105 Occupational Therapy Practice
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Healthcare

Students may exit at this point with the Diploma in Health Science (exit point only) award.

Year 2, Session 1
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, and Upper Limb
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
OCC200 Professional decision-making in occupational therapy
OCC204 Enabling Strategies: Environmental Adaptation and Assistive Technologies

Year 2, Session 2
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
OCC205 Enabling Strategies: Working with Groups
OCC206 Enabling Strategies: Working with Individuals (Fundamentals)

Students may exit at this point with the Associate Degree in Health Science (exit point only) award.

Pass Stream

Year 3, Session 1
OCC300 Enabling Strategies: Working with Individuals (Consolidation) (16)
OCC304 Enabling Strategies: Working with Communities
Elective

Year 3, Session 2
OCC320 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 1 (16)
OCC321 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 2 (16)

Year 4, Session 1
OCC420 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 3 (16)
OCC421 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 4 (16)

Year 4, Session 2
OCC404 Enabling Strategies: Advanced Practice (16)
OCC414 Professional and Organisational Contexts of Practice
OCC415 Political and Socio-cultural Contexts of Practice

Honours Stream

Year 3, Session 1
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation
OCC300 Enabling Strategies: Working with Individuals (Consolidation) (16)
OCC304 Enabling Strategies: Working with Communities

Year 3, Session 2
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation
OCC330 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 1 (Honours) (12)
OCC331 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 2 (Honours) (12)

Year 4, Session 1
HLT441 Health Honours Project/Dissertation
OCC430 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 3 (Honours) (12)
OCC431 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 4 (Honours) (12)

Year 4, Session 2
HLT441 Health Honours Project/Dissertation
OCC404 Enabling Strategies: Advanced Practice (16)
OCC416 Socio-cultural and Professional Contexts of Practice

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
OCC103 Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice
OCC206 Enabling strategies: Working with individuals (Fundamentals)
OCC320 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 1
OCC321 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 2
OCC330 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 1 (Honours)
OCC331 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 2 (Honours)
OCC420 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 3
OCC421 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 4
OCC430 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 3 (Honours)
OCC431 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 4 (Honours)

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limb

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is accredited by Occupational Therapy Council (OTC), and is also accredited by Occupational Therapy Australia Limited on behalf of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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