Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Primary Health Care
CoordinatorDr Ted Brown; Ms Helen Bourke-Taylor


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Compulsory off-campus and out-of-hours placements may be a key component of courses undertaken in this area of study. Placements can occur in metropolitan or rural settings. Students complete a total of 1000 hours of fieldwork education by the completion of their course, as required by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).


The occupational therapy curriculum taught at Monash uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning and teaching methods and incorporates knowledge from the disciplines of occupational science as well as biomedical, behavioural and social sciences.

Occupational therapy is a health profession concerned with enabling people of all ages who may have physical, mental and/or social challenges to participate in their activities of everyday life, thereby, promoting their health and well-being through occupation. Enhancing someone's ability to participate in everyday activities is a central part of occupational therapy. Occupation addresses the range of activities that people want or need to do in their everyday lives, such as looking after themselves (self-care), enjoying life (play and leisure), and contributing to the social and economic fabric of their communities (productivity).


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

3869 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy