Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

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  • Practical experience
    There is a fieldwork component associated with this course.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Course description
    1.      MSc (OT) Program: 13 credits, 78 credit hours full-time study
        a)     Academic component: 9.7 credits, 58 credit hours over 22 consecutive months (6 semesters).
        b)     Fieldwork component: 3.3 credits, 20 credit hours for a total of 1027.5 hours. Students may be assigned to fieldwork sites in any of the four Atlantic provinces. Normally, a student will complete no more than one fieldwork class in the Halifax/ Dartmouth area. Applicants who anticipate difficulty meeting fieldwork requirements are strongly encouraged to contact the School Fieldwork Education Coordinator to explore options early in their first academic term. National and International fieldwork options are available.
    2.     Single classes: with Entry Level Graduate Program Coordinator and Instructor permission

    Year 1- 45 credit hours-7.5 credits 12 months
    September-August
    Fall Term: Sept - Dec (On-Site) 3.0 credits, 18 credit hours
    • OCCU 5000.03 Theories of Occupation, Enabling and Justice (3 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5001.03 Enabling Occupation 1 (3 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5002.03 Health Conditions and Occupational Performance (3 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5003.03 Dimensions of Professional Practice (3 cr hr)
    • ANAT 5217.06 Functional Human Anatomy (6 cr hr)
    Winter Term: Jan - mid-Apr (On-Site) 2.5 credits, 15 credit hours
    • OCCU 5004.03 Occupational Assessment and Occupational Analysis (3 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5005.04 Enabling Occupation 2 (4 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5006.03 Wellness and Inclusion by Design and Technology (3 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5111.02 Fieldwork I: 90 hours (2 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5043.03 Program Evaluation for Occupational Therapists (3 cr hr)
    Spring Term: (flex delivery): May -August (Off-Site) 2.0 cr, 12 credit hours
    • OCCU 5222.06 Fieldwork II: 337.5 h (6 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5007.03 Research Approaches for Occupational Therapists (3 cr hr)
    • OCCU 5041.03 Evidence Based Occupational Therapy (3cr hr)
    Year 2 - 33 credit hours - 5.5 credits 10 months
    September - June October Convocation
    Fall Term: September-December (On-Site) 2.3 credits, 14 credit hours
    • OCCU 6001.05 Enabling Occupation 3 (5 cr hr)
    • OCCU 6140.06 Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy (6 cr hr
    • OCCU 6130.01 Pharmacology for Occupational Therapists (1 cr hr)
    • OCCU 6000.02 Applied Research 1 (2 cr hr)
    Winter Term: January-April (Off-Site) 2.0 credits, 12 credit hour
    • OCCU 6111.06 Fieldwork III 300 hr (6 cr hr)
    • OCCU 6222.06 Fieldwork IV 300 hr (6 cr hr)
    Spring Term: May - June (On-Site) 1.2 credits, 7 credit hours
    • OCCU 6002.03 Social Influences on Occupational Performance (3 cr hr)
    • OCCU 6003.03 Advanced Practice Issues (3 cr hr)
    • OCCU 6600.01 Applied Research II (1 cr hr)

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