Master of Occupational Therapy
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The aim of the Master of Occupational Therapy is to produce graduates that demonstrate expert knowledge and leadership in an area of practice. Graduates will have conducted independent research in a chosen area to advance professional theory and practice. They will have demonstrable research and analytical skills which can be used to advance evidence-informed practice in practice or academic roles. Graduates will be equipped to apply their advanced knowledge to influence policy, conduct further research or pursue further academic study in Aotearoa New Zealand's bicultural context.
Key Information for Students
Applicants for the Master of Occupational Therapy commencing at level 9 can enter by any of the following pathways: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (- Honours) or equivalent: Applicants must have: - Completed a discrete 120 credit Honours following a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, OR a four-year Honours degree in occupational therapy or equivalent, in which they have individually completed a small-scale research project and undertaken a research course (normally 50% of their final year of study) - Achieved a First Class Hons or Second Class Hons, First Division (2:1) or equivalent. Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice or Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice in Health and Wellbeing (Specialty) or The Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice - Must have a minimum of a B grade average over 60 credits at Level 8 When entering at Level 8 äkonga can select the appropriate pathway listed below and provide the relevant evidence: Pathway One - Research thesis -- They will have: - Successfully completed 60 credits at level 8 of relevant study - B grade average across the 60 credits - Successfully completed MO435001 Research for Practice or equivalent 30 credit course Pathway Two - Research Dissertation - They will have: - Successfully completed 90 credits at level 8 of relevant study - B grade average across their best 60 credits - Successfully completed MO435001 Research for Practice or equivalent 30 credit course Pathway Three - Research Project They will have: - Successfully completed 120 credits at level 8 of relevant study - B grade average across their best 60 credits - Successfully completed MO435001 Research for Practice or equivalent 30 credit course. Additionally, a candidate's prior qualification should have been completed no more than five years prior, the programme leader will assess the qualification to make the final determination.
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(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
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National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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