The Master of Occupational Therapy provides students with skills and knowledge in treating clients who may have neurological, musculoskeletal or mental health issues. Clients have difficulty participating in everyday life activities such as working, self-care and engaging in leisure activities.
Students undertake problem-based learning: a case scenario is presented that allows for self-directed learning in teams. Students also complete three work placements in community- or hospital-focused agencies that offer short- and long-term therapy. A key component is completing a project-based unit in the Design Factory Melbourne. Working in teams, students gain industry experience by developing innovative solutions to problems provided by disability service partners.