Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

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

Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Students complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
(a) 156 credit points of core units listed in the sequence below; and
(b) 36 credit points of elective units, including
(i) a minimum of 6 credit points from the Behavioural or Social Sciences, refer to table on this page.
(ii) 6 credit points from the Biomedical Sciences, refer to table on this page.
The pass course:
(a) is full-time only over 4 years 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 (non-OT) [6] (see note 1), refer to table on this page.

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 (non-OT) [6] (see note 1), refer to table on this page.

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
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), refer to table on this page.

Year 4

Semester 1 - Core units
OCCP4087
Health Promotion Through Occupation
6    P OCCP3065
Semester 1
Three Electives (OT or non-OT) [18] (see note 1), refer to table on this page.
Semester 2 - Core units
OCCP4088
Professional Practice IV
18    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 August
Intensive March
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) a minimum of 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

Occupational Therapy 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

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

Recommended Electives for Biomedical Sciences

BIOS1169
Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B
6    P BIOS1168
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS1155
Structure, Function and Disease A
6      Semester 1
BIOS1167
Foundations of Biomedical Science
6      Semester 1
BIOS1170
Body Systems: Structure and Function
6    N BMED2403 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2006
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS1172
Biological Aspects of Ageing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS1173
Disease in Ageing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS3066
Current Issues in Healthcare
6      Semester 1
BIOS1169 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B is recommended by the Course Director as your biomedical elective.

Recommended Electives for Behavioural or Social Sciences

HSBH1005
Human Development
6      Semester 2
BACH3128
Health Professionals and Globalisation
6    P A minimum of 48 credit points
N HSBH3009
Semester 2
BACH3146
Cyberpsychology and e-Health
6    P completion of 48 credit points
Semester 2
BACH3147
Health at Work
6    P A minimum of 48 credit points
Semester 2
CSCD1032
Human Communication
6    A CSCD1034
P HSBH1003


Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2
Semester 2
HSBH2008
Physical Activity and Population Health
6    P 48 credit points of units
Semester 1
HSBH3012
Sydney Health Students Abroad
6    P A minimum of 48 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students interested in participating must obtain permission from their course director before enrolling in FHS Abroad. Some degrees require participants have a minimum credit average.
Intensive December
Intensive June
HSBH3013
FHS Indigenous Communities
6    P Successful completion of 72 credit points in an undergraduate degree

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students are required to attend an interview with the unit of study course coordinator prior to enrolling (please email to arrange) and consult with their course director to ensure that there are no timetable conflicts with other Units of Study also being undertaken during semester 2.
Semester 2
HSBH3015
Mental Health Rehabilitation
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 1
HSBH3016
Individual and Societal Ageing
6    P HSBH1003 or HSBH1013


Bachelor of Health Sciences students must have completed 24 credit points of HSBH junior units for enrolment into this unit. All other students must have completed 48 credit points.
Semester 2
HSBH3017
Disability, Sport and Social Inclusion
6    P (HSBH1003 OR HSBH1013) and complete a minimum of 48 credit points


Students must have completed 48 credit points to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
HSBH3021
Environmental Stress and Physiological Strain
6    P EXSS1032 or EXSS2027 or BIOS1170
Semester 1
REHB3062
Public Offenders: Criminality and Rehab
6    N REHB3051
Semester 2
REHB3064
Alcohol and Drug Misuse Rehabilitation
6    P (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or 48 credit points of previous study.
N REHB3061


Students must have completed 48 credit points to enrol in this unit
Semester 1
REHB3065
PTSD and Rehabilitation
6    P 48 credit points
N REHB3059 or REHB5063 or REHB5034
Semester 1