Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Occupational Therapy Honours

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) (Honours)

Honours is available to meritorious students who will complete an alternative set of units of study in the last three semesters of the program.
Students in the honours course must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
(a) the requirements for the pass degree listed in the sequence below but include the alternative honours units of study listed below
(b) maintain a credit average or higher throughout the honours program.
(c) not fail a unit of study throughout their degree (any exceptions require Honours Committee approval).
The honours course is full-time only over 4 years of study
Note: All Occupational Therapy students must complete the relevant pre-placement requirements prior to all work integrated learning or fieldwork placements.

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core units
BIOS1168
Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A
6   

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 2 - Core units
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.
Semester 2
Elective
Elective [6] (see note 1)

Year 2

Semester 1 - Core units
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.
Semester 1
OCCP2088
Occupational Performance: Child and Family
6      Semester 1
Semester 2 - Core units
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
Elective [6] (see note 1)

Year 3

Semester 1 - Core units
OCCP3061
Professional Practice IIIA
12    P OCCP1096 and OCCP1097 and OCCP1098 and OCCP1099 and OCCP1100 and OCCP2084 and OCCP2085 and OCCP2086 and OCCP2087 and OCCP2088 and BIOS1168

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive August
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive August
Intensive March
OCCP3065
Professional Practice IIIB
12    P OCCP1096 and OCCP1097 and OCCP1098 and OCCP1099 and OCCP1100 and OCCP2084 and OCCP2085 and OCCP2086 and OCCP2087 and OCCP2088 and BIOS1168
C OCCP3061

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive August
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive August
Intensive May
Semester 2 - Core units
Choose two of the following 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

Intensive October
Semester 2
and One Research Elective that matches the research topic. Selection of a Research Elective should be discussed with the Honours Supervisor.

Year 4

Semester 1 - Core units
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 in the following sessions:Semester 1b

Semester 1
Semester 1b
and Two Electives [12cp]
Semester 2 - Core units
BHSC4013
Honours C: Research Project
6    P BHSC4012
Semester 2
OCCP4092
Professional Practice IVH
12    P OCCP3061 and OCCP3065

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive March
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive March
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

Electives

(i) Students are required to complete 36 credit points of electives over the course of the degree.
(ii) At least 6 credit points must come from the Behavioural or Social Sciences (or equivalent)
(iii) a minimum of 6 credit points must come from the Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent).
(iii) Otherwise, students may choose from Health Sciences elective units of study, as well as Occupational Therapy elective units of study listed below.
(iv) Students may also take broader University electives, with permission from the Course Director
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
OCCP4086
Professional Elective - General

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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