Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) – BPASOCTE5000

Inherent Requirements for Occupational Therapy


The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

Pre Placement Requirements for all Occupational Therapy students


Students must complete NSW Health and other relevant jurisdictional and statutory obligations prior to all fieldwork placements as indicated in the current Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Resolutions and outlined on The University of Sydney Work Integrated Learning website. These include required vaccinations, Criminal Records Check, Working with Children Check and Australian cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Pass

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Course BPASOCTE-05: Pass course; full-time, 4 years

Year 1

Semester 1
BIOS1168
Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A
6    N BIOS1136 or BIOS1159 or BIOS5090


Semester 1 Unit Coordinators are Dr Cliffton Chan and A/Prof Leslie Nicholson, Semester 2 unit coordinator is Dr Joanna Diong
Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH1007
Health Science and Research
6    N HSBH2007
Semester 1
Semester 2
OCCP1096
Understanding Occupation-People-Context
6      Semester 1
OCCP1097
Analysing Occupations and Performance
6      Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
OCCP1098
Teaching Occupations and Performance
6      Semester 2
OCCP1099
Occupational Performance: Healthcare 1
6      Semester 2
OCCP1100
Professional Practice I
6   

This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive January
Intensive June
Semester 2
Elective (non-OT) [6] (see note 1)
Note: All Occupational Therapy students must complete the relevant pre-placement requirements prior to all work integrated learning or fieldwork placements.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 2

Semester 1
HSBH1003
Health, Behaviour and Society
6    N BACH1130 or BACH1132 or BACH1133 or BACH1134 or BACH1161 or BACH1165
Semester 1
OCCP2085
Occupational Performance: Home and Family
6    A OCCP1099
Semester 1
OCCP2086
Professional Practice 2
6    P OCCP1099 and OCCP1100


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive January
Intensive November
Semester 1
OCCP2088
Occupational Performance: Child and Family
6      Semester 1
Note: All Occupational Therapy students must complete the relevant pre-placement requirements prior to all work integrated learning or fieldwork placements.
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BIOS1171
Neuroscience
6    N BIOS1137 or BIOS2103 or ANAT2010


Semester 1 coordinator is Dr Jin Huang, Semester 2 coordinator is Dr Alan Freeman
Semester 1
Semester 2
OCCP2084
Occupational Performance: Healthcare 2
6      Semester 2
OCCP2087
Occupational Performance: Community
6      Semester 2
Elective (non-OT) [6] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 3

Semester 1
OCCP3061
Professional Practice IIIA
12    P OCCP1096 and OCCP1097 and OCCP1098 and OCCP1099 and OCCP2084 and OCCP2085 and OCCP2086 and OCCP2087 and OCCP2088 and BIOS1168


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive August
Intensive January
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
OCCP3065
Professional Practice IIIB
12    P OCCP2086
C OCCP3061


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive August
Intensive January
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Note: All Occupational Therapy students must complete the relevant pre-placement requirements prior to all work integrated learning or fieldwork placements.
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
OCCP3076
Occupational Performance: Education
6      Semester 2
OCCP3077
Occupational Performance: Productivity
6      Semester 2
OCCP3078
Occupational Performance: Retirement
6      Semester 2
Elective (non-OT) [6] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 4

Semester 1
OCCP4087
Health Promotion Through Occupation
6    P OCCP3065
Semester 1
Three Electives (OT or non-OT) [18] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
OCCP4088
Professional Practice IV
18    P OCCP3061 and OCCP3065


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive August
Intensive January
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
OCCP4089
Evaluation in Professional Practice
6    P OCCP4087
Semester 2
Note: All Occupational Therapy students must complete the relevant pre-placement requirements prior to all work integrated learning or fieldwork placements.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Notes
1. Students are required to complete 36 credit points of electives over the course of the degree. At least 6 credit points must come from the Behavioural or Social Sciences (or equivalent) and a minimum of 6 credit points must come from the Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent). Otherwise, students may choose from Non-OT units of study as well as Year 4 OT elective units of study. For Non-OT electives, see Faculty Electives chapter. Students may also take broader University electives.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Route code: BPASOCTE5HON : Honours course; full-time, 4 years

Years 1 and 2

As per Pass course (see note 1)

Year 3

Semester 1
OCCP3061
Professional Practice IIIA
12    P OCCP1096 and OCCP1097 and OCCP1098 and OCCP1099 and OCCP2084 and OCCP2085 and OCCP2086 and OCCP2087 and OCCP2088 and BIOS1168


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive August
Intensive January
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
OCCP3065
Professional Practice IIIB
12    P OCCP2086
C OCCP3061


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive August
Intensive January
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
Choose two of the following three OCCP units (total 12 credit points)
OCCP3076
Occupational Performance: Education
6      Semester 2
OCCP3077
Occupational Performance: Productivity
6      Semester 2
OCCP3078
Occupational Performance: Retirement
6      Semester 2
plus
BHSC3021
Honours A: Research Design
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
and One Research Elective [6] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 4

Semester 1
OCCP4087
Health Promotion Through Occupation
6    P OCCP3065
Semester 1
BHSC4012
Honours B: Applied Research Skills
6    P BHSC3021

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 1b
and Two Electives (OT or non-OT) [12cp]
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BHSC4013
Honours C: Research Project
6    P BHSC4012
Semester 2
OCCP4092
Professional Practice IVH
12    P OCCP3061 and OCCP3065


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive August
Intensive January
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
And choose one of the following four units (total 6cp)
OCCP3076
Occupational Performance: Education
6      Semester 2
OCCP3077
Occupational Performance: Productivity
6      Semester 2
OCCP3078
Occupational Performance: Retirement
6      Semester 2
OCCP4089
Evaluation in Professional Practice
6    P OCCP4087
Semester 2
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Note
1. Students enrol in a research elective that matches their research topic. This decision should be taken together with their supervisor.

Occupational Therapy Electives

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Students choose up to three OT or non-OT electives of 6 credit points each (total 18 credit points) and at least 12 credit points of Faculty electives. Availability of OCCP professional electives may vary from year to year. Faculty of Health Science electives are shown in Faculty Electives chapter. Students may also take broader University electives.
OCCP4079
OT in Learning and Co-ord Difficulties
6    P OCCP3076
Semester 1
OCCP4080
Upper Limb and Hand Rehabilitation
6    P OCCP1099 and BIOS1168

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Weekly attendance is mandatory
Semester 1
OCCP4082
OT in Work Injury Prevention and Rehab
6    P OCCP3077
Semester 1
OCCP4083
Mental Health Interventions
6    P OCCP2084
Semester 1
OCCP4085
People with Intellectual Disability
6    P OCCP3065
Semester 1
OCCP4086
Professional Elective - General
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Departmental permission required for enrolment
Semester 1
OCCP4094
Technology for Living
6    P OCCP2085 and OCCP2087 and OCCP2088 and OCCP3065
Semester 1
OCCP4095
Stroke Rehabilitation
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1