Investigating Autism Spectrum Disorder
Associate Professor Alison Lane has identified specific sensory subtypes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that relate to distinct neural profiles and patterns of challenging behaviour.
Face to Face
4 years full-time.
4 years full-time.
Face to Face
Help people live a healthy and full life.
UON trains world-class occupational therapists. Our graduates work worldwide, helping people and communities overcome unique challenges to get the most out of everyday life activities. You might help children reach developmental milestones or manage their disability. You could assist older clients to return to their daily lives after a stroke or hip replacement. Or perhaps you will help people return to work following an accident.
As a UON graduated occupational therapist, your skills will be invaluable as you work closely with individuals to assess their unique situation, determine goals and put together a plan for success.
Your occupational therapy studies at UON will teach you theoretical knowledge in biomedical, behavioural and occupational sciences. You will also have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills through hands-on professional placements. You will:
Areas of study include:
All UON occupational therapy students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Our graduates are well prepared and enjoy great employment prospects with 96% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree. Careers in occupational therapy are immensely rewarding as you work closely with individuals to assess their unique situation, determine goals and put together a plan for success.
Take a look below for some common roles for occupational therapy graduates.
UON's Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) is accredited by Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTB) as part of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).
All UON occupational therapy students complete 1,000 hours of professional practice during their degree, starting in first year. During your placement, you are mentored and supervised by qualified occupational therapy practice educators. You can undertake your placement in a variety of settings, both locally and nationally, including rural placements.
You will work independently in your final year of studies, carrying a caseload under supervision. As well as building your professional skills and understanding, your supervised practice gives you the chance to sample the wide range of career possibilities available to you as an occupational therapist.
During your degree, you will have access to interactive, technology-based learning facilities, including our specially designed clinical skills laboratory, complete with a modified home (bathroom and kitchen) and a virtual house and playground.