Swinburne offers new Occupational Therapy course

Thursday 3 March 2016

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The course will use a case-based teaching methodology, which encourages students to develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment.

In summary

  • Swinburne will offer a new Master of Occupational Therapy
  • The first cohort of students will commence in Semester 2 2016
  • The course will run for two years

Swinburne University of Technology is expanding its health science offerings, with a new Master of Occupational Therapy program at its Hawthorn campus.

Offered for the first time in Semester 2, 2016, the two-year program will see students complete 20 weeks of placement in a range of environments, including community health, rehabilitation, mental health, paediatric and hospital settings. 

Students will also participate in an innovative year-long project with Design Factory Melbourne students at Swinburne. They will use design and technology to develop solutions to help people with disabilities participate in everyday activities. 

Course convenor, Associate Professor Mary Kennedy-Jones believes the course will be popular with students living in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. 

“There are currently no entry level Master of Occupational Therapy courses being offered in the eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne. Hawthorn is a great location that can be easily accessed via public transport,” Associate Professor Kennedy-Jones says. 

The course will use a case-based teaching methodology, which encourages students to develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment by reading and discussing complex, real-life scenarios.

The Master of Occupational Therapy will also require students to undertake a business unit, which will assist them in understanding the basic principles of running their own business.

Students who have completed any undergraduate degree with a minimum 65 per cent GPA in their final year of study are eligible to apply. Early closing date for round one offers is Friday 25 March 2016. 

Find out more and apply for a Master of Occupational Therapy.