Occupational therapy entry-level education in Australia

Which path(s) to take?

Louise Farnworth, Sylvia Rodger, Michael Curtin, Ted Brown, Susan Gilbert Hunt

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Abstract

Background/aim:'There has been an increase in the number of occupational therapy educational programmes offered in Australia over recent years. Although universities offer bachelor, masters and graduate-entry masters programmes, there is a push to consider phasing out occupational therapy bachelor degrees. The aim of this study was to identify advantages and disadvantages associated with current and future credentials needed for entry into the profession. Methods:'This article reviews current literature and other issues concerning entry-level occupational therapy education Results:'The underlying issues are complex and require great consideration as a profession. Conclusion:'As a profession we need to take charge of our destinybefore governments, universities and other stakeholders/professions determine the basic level of entry for our profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Farnworth, Louise ; Rodger, Sylvia ; Curtin, Michael ; Brown, Ted ; Gilbert Hunt, Susan. / Occupational therapy entry-level education in Australia : Which path(s) to take?. In: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 2010 ; Vol. 57, No. 4. pp. 233-238.
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Occupational therapy entry-level education in Australia : Which path(s) to take? / Farnworth, Louise; Rodger, Sylvia; Curtin, Michael; Brown, Ted; Gilbert Hunt, Susan.

In: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2010, p. 233-238.

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