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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Primary Health Care
Campus(es)Peninsula
Course coordinatorRebecca Allen

Notes

  • Compulsory off-campus and out-of-hours placements may be a key component of courses undertaken in this area of study. Placements can occur in metropolitan or rural settings. Students complete a total of 1000 hours of fieldwork education by the completion of their course, as required by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Description

The occupational therapy curriculum taught at Monash uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning and teaching methods and incorporates knowledge from the disciplines of occupational science as well as biomedical, behavioural and social sciences.

Occupational therapy is a health profession concerned with enabling people of all ages who may have physical, mental and/or social challenges to participate in their activities of everyday life, thereby, promoting their health and well-being through occupation. Enhancing someone's ability to participate in everyday activities is a central part of occupational therapy. Occupation addresses the range of activities that people want or need to do in their everyday lives, such as looking after themselves (self-care), enjoying life (play and leisure), and contributing to the social and economic fabric of their communities (productivity).

Units

For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

Relevant Courses

3869 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy