Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Occupational therapy is a health profession concerned with enabling people of all ages who may have physical, mental, developmental 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 practice. '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, going to school, being employed).

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


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.

Contact details

Telephone 1800 666 274 or submit an enquiry at https://register.monash.edu.au/enquiry/ or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/ot

Relevant courses

M3001 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)