UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Occupational Therapy 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480763  4F 86.30 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Recommended studies: Biology and Chemistry. Applicants who have not studied at least one of these courses are encouraged to take the relevant bridging course/s before the commencement of the University year. Read 'Bridging courses'.

Major studies: Occupational therapy.

Practical experience: Students will complete substantial supervised practice in a variety of settings, both locally and nationally, as part of the program. Rural placements are mandatory. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional experience are the responsibility of the student.

Honours: Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the honours stream in the fourth year of the program.

Professional recognition: This degree is accredited by Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) on behalf of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Career opportunities: Examples include occupational therapist in general hospitals, rehabilitation centres, supported employment services, mental health services, schools and specialised services.

Additional information: This program requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by the NSW Ministry of Health, including policies around criminal record checking. These requirements may or may not include a WorkCover-approved first aid certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements.

The B Occupational Therapy program and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. Students in this program may also be required to spend a period of time in the University's Department of Rural Health based in Tamworth and/or Taree in rural NSW. While attending this centre, students are responsible for all travel, accommodation and related expenses. Applicants should be aware of this requirement when applying for entry to the B Occupational Therapy program. Scholarships are available for second, third and fourth year students who complete their professional placements in Rural Health.

The award of this degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.

All students will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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