Bachelor of Occupational Therapy [Indigenous Health Careers Access Program]

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Occupational Therapy [Indigenous Health Careers Access Program]

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy [Indigenous Health Careers Access Program]

Course code

100310

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, plus one of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education.

Special admission requirements

Nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Blue Card Services

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

Students must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements.  Students are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that students hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Students are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements.  Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

Australian Federal Police

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

105 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

The James Cook University Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree will prepare graduates for registration as an entry level Occupational Therapist (OT) in Australia. The course is aligned with the Australian Standards for Occupational Therapy, including AHPRA OT code of conduct and OTA Occupational Therapy Competencies.

On successful completion of the course, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge that promotes the development of an inclusive society through enabling occupation, with a particular focus on rural, remote, indigenous and tropical contexts

  • Demonstrate appropriate communicative, ethical, legal and professional behaviours, skills and strategies, in the delivery of culturally safe and client-centred care

  • Retrieve, synthesise and evaluate information from multiple sources to assess, formulate, implement and monitor management plans, in order to improve the health status and wellbeing of individuals and/or populations

  • Critically evaluate and apply evidence in occupational therapy and inter-professional practice to support professional judgement and problem solving, consolidation of knowledge and theory building

  • Communicate clearly and coherently through well-developed English language and numeracy proficiency, appropriate for graduate entry into the occupational therapy workforce

  • Apply contemporary skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to deliver safe and sustainable occupational therapy in collaboration with individuals and/or populations and other professionals, within the accepted professional and personal scope of practice

  • Assess professional learning needs through reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes and demonstrate autonomy and accountability in planning ongoing professional development.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

Teaching Period 1:

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

OT1011:03 Introduction to Occupation and Occupational Therapy

RH1002:03 Communication Skills for Health Professionals

Teaching Period 2:

IA1007:03 Linking Indigenousness 1

BM1004:03 Anatomy: Structure and Movement

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

Level 1/2

Teaching Period 1:

BM1031:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Occupational Therapy 1

RH1004:03 Foundation of Allied Health Professional Practice

HS2403:03 Health Promotion for Health Professionals

Teaching Period 2:

BM1032:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Occupational Therapy 2

OT1012:03 Enabling Occupation through Partnerships

HS1003:03 Lifespan Development for Health A

Level 2

Teaching Period 1:

HS2402:03 Health Professional Research 1

OT2015:06 Physical and Cognitive-neurological Determinants of Occupation

Teaching Period 2:

OT2013:03 Psycho-emotional Determinants of Occupation

OT2014:03 Contextual Determinants of Occupation

RH2002:03 Clinical Medicine for Therapy

HS2401:03 Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care

Level 3

Teaching Period 1:

HS3401:03 Health Professional Research 2

OT3001:03 Occupational Therapy Independent Study

OT3011:03 Enhancing Practice Capabilities

OT3012:03 Professional Practice Preparation

Teaching Period 2:

OT3004:06 Rural and Urban Practice 1

OT3005:06 Rural and Urban Practice 2

Level 4

Teaching Period 1:

OT4001:12 Advanced Rural or Urban Practice

Teaching Period 2:

OT4002:03 Contemporary Issues for Health Professionals

OT4003:03 Health Law and Ethics, Reflective Practice

OT4004:03 Advanced Professional Practice

TM4401:03 Health, Policy and Planning

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

7 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete all Level 1 subjects before attempting any Level 3 and Level 4 subjects.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Approved abbreviation

BOccThy

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Embedded honours available

Eligibility

At the start of level 3, the College Dean will invite selected students to enter the honours program.

Eligible students must obtain a grade of at least Credit for all subjects from the first two levels.

A quota on entry into the honours program may be applied depending on the availability of supervisors.