Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

La Trobe University

This combined degree focuses on helping people regain daily life skills. Students learn how to assess clients and develop intervention plans for individuals, groups and communities of people who experience difficulties doing what they need, want or expect to be able to do. Students develop these skills through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical workshops, clinical practice, and online learning. In first and second year students study the fundamentals of anatomy, interprofessional practice, health research and the determinants of health. Students will also study two electives in any subject area, from humanities and languages to business and education. In third and fourth year students focus on occupational therapy subjects, in particular the specialised therapy needs of children, youth, adults and older adults. In third and fourth year, students have the chance to put knowledge into practice through 1,000 hours of clinical placement. This will give them first-hand experience working in hospitals, community agencies, schools and rehabilitation centres, and give students the skills to work with all kinds of people, from children with developmental delay to employees recovering from work-related injuries. Subject to completion of local requirements, graduates may be eligible to apply to practice in other countries including the UK, North America and Sweden. The course structure lets students complete the required subjects for this 4.5 year degree in only four years.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Mildura
Albury-Wodonga
Shepparton
Melbourne
Bendigo
Institution CRICOS: 00115M; 00070G (Language Centre)

Subjects

  • Occupational therapy, determinants of health and wellbeing, physiology, anatomy.

At La Trobe University, we’re ambitious global thinkers. Since we opened our doors in 1967, we have equipped more than 190,000 graduates with the skills and experience to build successful careers. With over 8,000 students from 110 countries, we pride ourselves on being an international university.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50, making us one of the world’s best young universities. Now in our 50th year, the QS World Working University Rankings has placed La Trobe in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

At La Trobe, we balance research excellence with real-world experience. Our Professors of Practice are industry-experienced teaching professionals who bring industry into the classroom, and across all our schools we offer Work Integrated Learning opportunities where you can apply your learning in a real workplace. You can then record and build on your experiences through our Career Ready Advantage program, developed with industry and structured to help you actively prepare for your life beyond university.

La Trobe has seven campuses across the state of Victoria, including two in Melbourne and one in Sydney’s central business district. The Melbourne campus has 267 hectares (660 acres) of stunning parkland and waterways, including a major wildlife sanctuary. It offers a welcoming and diverse campus community with residential style accommodation and services.

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Highlights

La Trobe is currently ranked among the top 400 universities in the world, according to the three most prestigious international rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016, Times Higher Education 2016-2017 and QS World University Rankings 2016-2017.

82 per cent of our research areas were rated at ‘world standard or above’ in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia Report.

Our Career Ready Advantage program was developed in consultation with industry and is designed to help you actively prepare for life after university.

We’ve invested more than AU$500 million into world-class centres for learning and research, including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), the Centre for AgriBioscience (AgriBio), a world-class sports park currently in development, and our Wildlife Sanctuary, which has numerous indigenous plants and animals, from kangaroos to emus.

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Student Services We have wide variety of service options to help you get the most out of your time in Australia. ASK La Trobe is your 24/7 student help service where you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about study and student life. You will also be supported by International Student Services who are dedicated to assisting you from the time you arrive through to graduation. Our student services include: support for pre-departure and orientation academic and personal one-one-one support community engagement programs volunteering and student hosting. Courses La Trobe offers more than 200 courses, including 125 undergraduate degrees and over 120 postgraduate courses, across a wide range of a study areas, including: arts and communications business and commerce engineering health sciences information technology law teaching and education sciences. latrobe.edu.au/courses

Courses

La Trobe offers more than 200 courses, including 125 undergraduate degrees and over 120 postgraduate courses, across a wide range of a study areas, including:

arts and communications

  • arts and communications
  • business and commerce
  • engineering
  • health sciences
  • information technology
  • law
  • teaching and education
  • sciences.

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We have wide variety of service options to help you get the most out of your time in Australia. ASK La Trobe is your 24/7 student help service where you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about study and student life.

You will also be supported by International Student Services who are dedicated to assisting you from the time you arrive through to graduation.

Our student services include:

  • support for pre-departure and orientation
  • academic and personal one-one-one support
  • community engagement programs
  • volunteering and student hosting.

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