Master of Occupational Therapy

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

Occupational Therapy - full-time

Master of Occupational Therapy

Students must complete 96 credit points of units of study, including:
(a) 90 credit points of core units; and
(b) 6 credit points of elective units, chosen either from:
(i) the elective units listed below, or
(ii) from any postgraduate units offered by Sydney School of Health Sciences or
(iii) by any other faculty in the University.
The course:
(a) full-time over 4 semesters of study
(b) part-time of 8 semesters of study

Full-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core
OCCP5207
Assessing Evidence for OT Practice
6    A Research Methods
C OCCP5237
Semester 1
OCCP5217
OT Assessment and Planning
6      Semester 1
OCCP5237
Introduction to OT Theory and Practice
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December, Intensive January, Intensive November
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive December
Intensive January
Intensive November
Semester 1
Select one of the following units.
Note 1: Students with no prior Anatomy studies must enrol in BIOS5090
Note 2: Students with no prior Psychology studies must enrol in BACH5321. Students with neither background in Anatomy nor Psychology must enrol in BIOS5090 in Year 1, and BACH5321 in Year 2, as an elective.
BIOS5090
Clin. Oriented Musculoskeletal Anatomy A
6    N BIOS1168
Semester 1
BACH5321
Psychology for Graduate Students
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
BACH5321 is only available to those who have been assessed by the course director as requiring Psychology content. These students will be given departmental permission to enrol in BACH5321.
Semester 1
BIOS5091
Clinically Based Neuroscience
6      Semester 1
HSBH5003
e-Health for Health Professionals

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
Semester 2 - Core
OCCP5208
Biomechanical and Sensorimotor Strategies
6    A Musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge
P BIOS1168 or BIOS5090
Semester 2
OCCP5218
OT in Home and Community Environments
6    A Musculo-skeletal anatomy
C OCCP5208
Semester 2
OCCP5219
OT in School and Work Environments
6    P OCCP5217
Semester 2
OCCP5238
Developing OT Prof. Skills in Practice
6    P OCCP5237

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive January, Intensive June
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

Year 2

Semester 1 - Core
OCCP5222
Psychosocial and Cognitive Strategies
6    P OCCP5217
Semester 1
OCCP5228
Enabling Occupation with Communities
6    P OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219
Semester 1
OCCP5239
Community Based OT Fieldwork
6    P OCCP5237 and OCCP5238


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Semester 1
Students without a background in Anatomy nor Psychology must enrol in the following unit as an elective::
BACH5321
Psychology for Graduate Students
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
BACH5321 is only available to those who have been assessed by the course director as requiring Psychology content. These students will be given departmental permission to enrol in BACH5321.
Semester 1
Semester 1 - Elective
Select either the following unit:
HSBH5005
Research Project Elective
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
A minimum WAM of 65 is required to be eligible to enrol in this unit of study, higher WAM's may apply to some disciplines of study
Semester 1
or choose one elective from the list below:
OCCP5145
Research Elective Independent Study

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P OCCP5207
Semester 1
OCCP5235
Stroke Rehabilitation
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
OCCP5245
OT in Learning and Co-ord Difficulties
6    P OCCP5219
Semester 1
OCCP5246
OT in Work Injury Prevention and Rehab
6    P OCCP5219
Semester 1
OCCP5247
Mental Health Interventions
6      Semester 1
OCCP5248
People with Intellectual Disability
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
OCCP5249
Professional Elective - General

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
OCCP5250
OT in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation
6    P (BIOS1168 or BIOS5090) and OCCP5207 and OCCP5208 and OCCP5217

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Weekly attendance is mandatory
Semester 1
OCCP5251
Technology for Living
6    P OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219
Semester 1
Note: Electives may also be chosen from units of study list offered by the Sydney School of Health Sciences
Semester 2 - Core
OCCP5240
Implementing Skills in OT Prof Practice
9    P OCCP5237 and OCCP5238 and OCCP5239 and OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive March, Intensive October
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive July
Intensive March
Intensive October
OCCP5242
Reflexivity and OT Professional Practice
9    P OCCP5237 and OCCP5238 and OCCP5239 and OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219
C OCCP5240

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive March, Intensive November
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
Intensive October
and either
OCCP5241
Evaluation of OT Practice
6    P OCCP5207 and OCCP5217 and OCCP5237 and OCCP5238
C OCCP5240
Semester 2
or select Research Stream
HSBH5006
Research Elective Dissertation
6    P HSBH5005


A minimum WAM of 65 is required to enrol in this unit of study, higher WAM's may apply in some disciplines.
Semester 2

Part-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1
OCCP5237
Introduction to OT Theory and Practice
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December, Intensive January, Intensive November
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive December
Intensive January
Intensive November
Semester 1
and one of
Note: Students with no prior Anatomy studies must enrol in BIOS5090. Students with no prior Psychology studies must enrol in BACH5321. Students with neither background in Anatomy nor Psychology must enrol in BIOS5090 in Year 1, and BACH5321 in Year 4 as an elective.
BACH5321
Psychology for Graduate Students
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
BACH5321 is only available to those who have been assessed by the course director as requiring Psychology content. These students will be given departmental permission to enrol in BACH5321.
Semester 1
BIOS5090
Clin. Oriented Musculoskeletal Anatomy A
6    N BIOS1168
Semester 1
BIOS5091
Clinically Based Neuroscience
6      Semester 1
HSBH5003
e-Health for Health Professionals

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
OCCP5208
Biomechanical and Sensorimotor Strategies
6    A Musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge
P BIOS1168 or BIOS5090
Semester 2
OCCP5218
OT in Home and Community Environments
6    A Musculo-skeletal anatomy
C OCCP5208
Semester 2
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS

Year 2

Semester 1
OCCP5207
Assessing Evidence for OT Practice
6    A Research Methods
C OCCP5237
Semester 1
OCCP5217
OT Assessment and Planning
6      Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
OCCP5219
OT in School and Work Environments
6    P OCCP5217
Semester 2
OCCP5238
Developing OT Prof. Skills in Practice
6    P OCCP5237

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive January, Intensive June
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
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS

Year 3

Semester 1
OCCP5222
Psychosocial and Cognitive Strategies
6    P OCCP5217
Semester 1
OCCP5239
Community Based OT Fieldwork
6    P OCCP5237 and OCCP5238


This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
OCCP5240
Implementing Skills in OT Prof Practice
9    P OCCP5237 and OCCP5238 and OCCP5239 and OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive March, Intensive October
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.
Intensive July
Intensive March
Intensive October
and either
OCCP5241
Evaluation of OT Practice
6    P OCCP5207 and OCCP5217 and OCCP5237 and OCCP5238
C OCCP5240
Semester 2
or select Research Stream
HSBH5005
Research Project Elective
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
A minimum WAM of 65 is required to be eligible to enrol in this unit of study, higher WAM's may apply to some disciplines of study
Semester 1
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 15 CREDIT POINTS

Year 4

Semester 1
OCCP5228
Enabling Occupation with Communities
6    P OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219
Semester 1
either elective [6] (see elective list below)
or Research elective stream
HSBH5006
Research Elective Dissertation
6    P HSBH5005


A minimum WAM of 65 is required to enrol in this unit of study, higher WAM's may apply in some disciplines.
Semester 2
Electives may be chosen from the list below or units of study available throughout the University, subject to approval, availability and minimum enrolment. A list of electives is available in the Faculty Electives chapter of the handbook.
Note: Students without a background in Psychology must enrol in BACH5321 in Year 4, as an elective.
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
OCCP5242
Reflexivity and OT Professional Practice
9    P OCCP5237 and OCCP5238 and OCCP5239 and OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219
C OCCP5240

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive March, Intensive November
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
Intensive October
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 9 CREDIT POINTS
Note
Students wishing to change from part-time to full-time mode must consult with the Course Director in advance before enrolling for Year 3.