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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Bachelors Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BOccThy

  • Course code

    3007224

  • Credit points

    384


Overview

Do you want a health career that could transform the lives of others by helping them achieve tangible results?

The work of occupational therapists is diverse. They adapt environments, activities or equipment to enhance participation in everyday tasks, assisting people of all ages and abilities to do what they need and want to do at home, work, school and in the community.

You will develop a range of health professional skills in the University’s state-of-the-art facilities and during your professional placement, preparing you for work in diverse health care environments.

As an occupational therapist you can make a difference to the lives of individuals, groups and communities. As examples, you can work with people with disabilities to engage in daily activities that have meaning to their lives, develop inclusive playground experiences and environments for children of all abilities, or you could design home modifications or public transport changes that would ensure access for a person using a power wheelchair. Occupational therapy has been identified as a high job growth area by the Australian Government’s Job Outlook.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Effectively implement critical thinking, problem solving, professional reasoning and self-reflection to occupational therapy service provision and evaluation.

Analyse the systemic, interpersonal and personal factors influencing health and disability across diverse communities living in metropolitan, regional and rural areas and create innovative and effective occupational therapy practice.

GA2: Creativity

Demonstrate an occupation-centred, evidence-based and client-centred approach to occupational therapy practice for individuals, groups and communities.

GA3: Ethical practice

Understand and comply with various legislative requirements, guidelines and standards influencing professional practice to ensure ethical application of professional knowledge and skills.

Contribute to collaborative, respectful and ethical interprofessional practice which collectively implements effective client-centred practice.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the person-environment-occupation relationship and the link between occupation and health and wellbeing.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Commit to, and engage in, critical reflection and lifelong learning initiatives to ensure effective contributions to contemporary and future occupational therapy practice.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Communicate professionally and respectfully with professional partners including clients, carers and colleagues using appropriate levels of written and verbal language.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate cultural safety and inclusive collaborative professional practice that is respectful to all people, nationally and globally, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) provides opportunities to develop professional skills in a range of settings including aged care, hospitals, community health, disability and mental health services, primary schools, work environments and private practice. Students complete over 1,000 hours in WIL during the course.

Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on the Faculty of Health Professional Experience page must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated. Students should expect to travel away from their local area as placements can be located anywhere in Australia. Students are required to support themselves financially (including accommodation, travel and living expenses) during WIL. 

Optional major: Indigenous Health.
This major can be studied at Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour campuses and offers students the opportunity to build theoretical and practical capabilities in cultural protocols and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Embedded placement opportunities equip graduates with the professional skills required to contribute to the improvement of health and social outcomes in Australian communities.

In order to meet the Australian occupational therapy competency standards this course is structured in accordance with professional body recommendations. All students complete studies in Professional areas and those not completing the Indigenous Health major complete Social Sciences:

Professional Areas: occupational therapy theory and practice; occupational therapy assessments and interventions related to biomechanical, sensorimotor, psychosocial and cognitive performance, activities, engagement and participation at home, at school, at work and in the community; occupational transitions across the lifespan; evaluation of occupational therapy programs; health promotion; and Work Integrated Learning. 

Social Sciences: wellbeing and mental health, interprofessional health care, Indigenous studies, evidence-based practice, and small business and entrepreneurship.

Biological Sciences: anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and neuroscience.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Term 1 , Term 5 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

This course is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council and is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Graduates of accredited occupational therapy programs are eligible for national registration.

Graduates are also eligible for membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.

Please note: In order to register to practise, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency standards for English language must be met.

As an occupational therapy student it is important to be aware of the registration standards required by the Occupational Therapy Board (OTB). See the details on the OTB website.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will be registered by Southern Cross University with the Occupational Therapy Board as an enrolled student and will remain registered for the duration of study.  Please see the AHPRA website for more details.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is responsible for the registration and accreditation of various health professions in Australia. If you are enrolled in a course to enter one of these professions, we will provide AHPRA with your details for student registration. 
 
You do not need to apply or pay for your student registration. We will provide all the required information to AHPRA directly. You can find more information about AHPRA student registration and what we are required to report to AHPRA on their website.
 
Please be aware that as part of the registration process, AHPRA will collect your personal information (including your USI). AHPRA’s Privacy Policy explains how you may access and seek correction of your personal information held by AHPRA; complain to AHPRA about a breach of your privacy; and how a complaint will be dealt with. AHPRA’s Privacy Policy can be accessed on AHPRA’s Privacy webpage.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 22 core units (288 credit points); and
  • 1 major (96 credit points).

Professional Experience Learning

This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health Professional Experience page must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated. Students will likely have to travel away from their local area and placements may be located anywhere in Australia. Students are required to support themselves financially (including accommodation, travel and living expenses) during placements.

Progression

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 24 months between study of any two (2) units with professional experience learning.

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 24 months between study of a theory unit that relates specifically to a particular unit with professional experience learning.

Students who have an interrupted study sequence of more than 24 months will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to undertake a specified supported professional experience placement to ensure professional experience currency prior to continuation of the course.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity and Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity and Inclusion website for further information and contact details.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

OCCU1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH1006 Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU2005 Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU1001 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
HBIO1010 Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Term
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisites HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I; OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Term3,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,4
Term3,4
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Lismore
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
Term3,4
Enrolment information This unit contains content on mental health and psychological trauma which may be triggering for some students. Please consider this when enrolling in the unit.
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
STAT2001 Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Lismore
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites 36 credit points

Second Year

OCCU2013 Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites OCCU1001 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU1002 Personal Care Occupations
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites OCCU1001 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
OCCU2004 Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU2013 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice OR OCCU3001 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice; AND HBIO1010 - Integrated Anatomy and Physiology; OR HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HBIO2003 Functional Kinesiology of the Upper Limbs and Trunk
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites Have completed or be enrolled in OCCU2004 - Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions
OCCU2006 Home and Community Occupations
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites OCCU2013 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice AND OCCU1002 - Personal Care Occupations
OCCU2002 Sensory Motor Assessments and Interventions
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites OCCU2013 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice OR OCCU3001 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice; AND OCCU2004 - Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU2003 Learning and Applying Knowledge for Individuals and Groups
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites OCCU2005 - Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
OCCU2014 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites OCCU2005 - Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions AND OCCU2006 - Home and Community Occupations AND OCCU2002 - Sensory Motor Assessments and Interventions; AND HLTH1006 - Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice OR PBHL1001 - The Australian Health Care System
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

Third Year

Gnibi Elective Unit
OCCU2009 Education, Leisure and Play Occupations
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites OCCU2002 - Sensory Motor Assessments and Interventions AND OCCU2005 - Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
OCCU2008 Cognition Assessments and Interventions
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I OR OCCU2012 - Clinical Reasoning in Professional Experience Learning; AND OCCU2003 - Learning and Applying Knowledge for Individuals and Groups
OCCU2011 Psychosocial Assessments and Interventions
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU2003 - Learning and Applying Knowledge for Individuals and Groups AND HLTH1005 - Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health OR PSYC1003 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU2010 Work and Employment Occupations
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites OCCU2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I OR OCCU2012 - Clinical Reasoning in Professional Experience Learning; AND OCCU2004 - Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions
HLTH1003 Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
OCCU2015 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy II
Dual Term4
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term4
Dual Term4
Gold Coast
Dual Term4
Dual Term4
Pre-requisites OCCU2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I OR OCCU2012 - Clinical Reasoning in Professional Experience Learning; AND OCCU2008 - Cognition Assessments and Interventions AND OCCU2011 - Psychosocial Assessments and Interventions AND OCCU2009 - Education, Leisure and Play Occupations AND OCCU2010 - Work and Employment Occupations
Enrolment information This unit is double-weighted and includes placement. Students should not enrol in any other units at the same time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Fourth Year

OCCU3002 Evaluation of Occupational Therapy Programs
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Summer Term
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Summer Term
Pre-requisites STAT2001 - Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners AND; OCCU2015 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy II
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Pre-requisites Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery OR 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3005113 - Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science; OR Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation; OR Students must complete 288 CP in 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry; OR Students must complete 120 CP in 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Enrolment information This unit must be done in the final year except for Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology students who should complete it in Year 3.
OCCU3003 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy III
Dual Term2
36 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU2015 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy II OR OCCU2007 - Regional Rural Remote Fieldwork
Enrolment information This unit is triple-weighted and includes placement. Students should not enrol in any other units at the same time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements. Students will likely have to travel away from their local area and placements are located anywhere in Australia. Students are required to support themselves financially (including accommodation, travel and living expenses) during placements.
PBHL2002 Health Promotion
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Pre-requisites 288 credit points in 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology; OR 192 credit points in any other course
Enrolment information It is recommended that students who need to complete both PBHL2002 Health Promotion and PBHL3001 Health Promotion Project as part of their course, enrol in both units in the same year.
HLTH3005 Interprofessional Health Practice
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
Pre-requisites Be admitted to course: 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry AND PODR2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Podiatry III ORREHB2002 - Clinics in Multimodal Intervention: Internal; OR be admitted to course: 3207309 - Bachelor of Podiatry, Bachelor of Pedorthics AND PODR2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Podiatry III; OR be admitted to course: 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery AND MIDW3006 - Midwifery Practice: Mentorship A; OR be admitted to course: 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing AND NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2; OR be admitted to course: 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing AND NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2; OR be admitted to course: 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) AND NURS6001 - Clinical Nursing II; OR have completed 288 credit points in either 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
PBHL3001 Health Promotion Project
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites PBHL2002 - Health Promotion OR PBHL1002 - Health Promotion and Wellness
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

OCCU1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH1006 Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU2005 Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU1001 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
HBIO1010 Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Term
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisites HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I; OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Term3,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,4
Term3,4
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Lismore
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
Term3,4
Enrolment information This unit contains content on mental health and psychological trauma which may be triggering for some students. Please consider this when enrolling in the unit.
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
STAT2001 Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Lismore
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites 36 credit points

Second Year

OCCU2013 Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites OCCU1001 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU1002 Personal Care Occupations
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites OCCU1001 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
OCCU2004 Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU2013 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice OR OCCU3001 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice; AND HBIO1010 - Integrated Anatomy and Physiology; OR HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
INDG2005 Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment information This unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
OCCU2006 Home and Community Occupations
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites OCCU2013 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice AND OCCU1002 - Personal Care Occupations
OCCU2002 Sensory Motor Assessments and Interventions
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites OCCU2013 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice OR OCCU3001 - Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice; AND OCCU2004 - Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU2003 Learning and Applying Knowledge for Individuals and Groups
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites OCCU2005 - Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
OCCU2014 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites OCCU2005 - Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions AND OCCU2006 - Home and Community Occupations AND OCCU2002 - Sensory Motor Assessments and Interventions; AND HLTH1006 - Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice OR PBHL1001 - The Australian Health Care System
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

Third Year

INDG1010 Trauma and Resilience I
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1
Term1
OCCU2009 Education, Leisure and Play Occupations
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites OCCU2002 - Sensory Motor Assessments and Interventions AND OCCU2005 - Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
OCCU2008 Cognition Assessments and Interventions
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I OR OCCU2012 - Clinical Reasoning in Professional Experience Learning; AND OCCU2003 - Learning and Applying Knowledge for Individuals and Groups
OCCU2011 Psychosocial Assessments and Interventions
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU2003 - Learning and Applying Knowledge for Individuals and Groups AND HLTH1005 - Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health OR PSYC1003 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
OCCU2010 Work and Employment Occupations
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites OCCU2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I OR OCCU2012 - Clinical Reasoning in Professional Experience Learning; AND OCCU2004 - Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions
INDG2011 Aboriginal Social Realities
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term3
N/A
OCCU2015 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy II
Dual Term4
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term4
Dual Term4
Gold Coast
Dual Term4
Dual Term4
Pre-requisites OCCU2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I OR OCCU2012 - Clinical Reasoning in Professional Experience Learning; AND OCCU2008 - Cognition Assessments and Interventions AND OCCU2011 - Psychosocial Assessments and Interventions AND OCCU2009 - Education, Leisure and Play Occupations AND OCCU2010 - Work and Employment Occupations
Enrolment information This unit is double-weighted and includes placement. Students should not enrol in any other units at the same time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Fourth Year

OCCU3002 Evaluation of Occupational Therapy Programs
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Summer Term
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Summer Term
Pre-requisites STAT2001 - Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners AND; OCCU2015 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy II
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Pre-requisites Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery OR 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3005113 - Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science; OR Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation; OR Students must complete 288 CP in 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry; OR Students must complete 120 CP in 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Enrolment information This unit must be done in the final year except for Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology students who should complete it in Year 3.
OCCU3003 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy III
Dual Term2
36 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisites OCCU2015 - Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy II OR OCCU2007 - Regional Rural Remote Fieldwork
Enrolment information This unit is triple-weighted and includes placement. Students should not enrol in any other units at the same time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements. Students will likely have to travel away from their local area and placements are located anywhere in Australia. Students are required to support themselves financially (including accommodation, travel and living expenses) during placements.
PBHL2002 Health Promotion
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Pre-requisites 288 credit points in 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology; OR 192 credit points in any other course
Enrolment information It is recommended that students who need to complete both PBHL2002 Health Promotion and PBHL3001 Health Promotion Project as part of their course, enrol in both units in the same year.
INDG3001 -  Caring for Country OR INDG2008 -  Racism and Eugenics
PBHL3001 Health Promotion Project
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites PBHL2002 - Health Promotion OR PBHL1002 - Health Promotion and Wellness
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Note 1:

Double-weighted Unit

Note 2:

Triple-weighted Unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Core Units
OCCU1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
HLTH1006 Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
OCCU1002 Personal Care Occupations
HBIO1010 Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
STAT2001 Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
OCCU2013 Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice
OCCU2005 Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions
OCCU2004 Musculoskeletal and Reduced Energy Assessments and Interventions
OCCU2006 Home and Community Occupations
OCCU2002 Sensory Motor Assessments and Interventions
OCCU2003 Learning and Applying Knowledge for Individuals and Groups
OCCU2014 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy I
OCCU2008 Cognition Assessments and Interventions
OCCU2009 Education, Leisure and Play Occupations
OCCU2010 Work and Employment Occupations
OCCU2011 Psychosocial Assessments and Interventions
OCCU3003 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy III Note 2
OCCU3002 Evaluation of Occupational Therapy Programs
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
PBHL2002 Health Promotion
Majors

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
HLTH3005 Interprofessional Health Practice
OCCU2015 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy II Note 1
HBIO2003 Functional Kinesiology of the Upper Limbs and Trunk
Elective unit - any unit from Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples
HLTH1003 Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport
PBHL3001 Health Promotion Project

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
INDG2005 Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement)
OCCU2015 Work Integrated Learning in Occupational Therapy II Note 1
INDG2011 Aboriginal Social Realities
INDG1010 Trauma and Resilience I
PBHL3001 Health Promotion Project
Plus one of:
INDG3001 Caring for Country
INDG2008 Racism and Eugenics