If you're passionate about promoting health and wellbeing, and wish to enable people to participate in activities to their full potential, Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash will set you on the right path. The practice involves working with individuals, groups and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do.
Drawing on the most current thinking and methods in the occupational, behavioural, social and biomedical sciences, Occupational Therapy (Honours) is an internationally recognised course that uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning methods and teaching techniques.
Your studies will include the foundations of occupational science, anatomy, physiology, psychology, inter-professional education, understanding health and occupational therapy practice. You will develop and apply this knowledge to the assessment and intervention processes used by occupational therapists when working with clients and client groups.
Fieldwork education in various practice settings will provide further opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills, while developing your appreciation of the relevance of ongoing learning in the context of supervised health service delivery.
Your clinical and professional skills will be enhanced through time spent working with students enrolled in other health science courses (e.g. physiotherapy and paramedic practice), enabling you to experience interdisciplinary service delivery and inter-professional education.