Occupational Therapists help people of all ages to improve their quality of life and overcome factors which affect their everyday activities. They use assessment and treatment to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people affected by injury or illness, psychologicall or emotional difficulties, developmental delays or ageing.
Occupational Therapists focus on working with individual clients to identify and eliminate environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. They do this through a range of treatment strategies designed to enhance the client's ability, such as modifying the task or environment, skill development, and/or education.
Study Occupational Therapy at UQ and you will learn from leaders in the industry and graduate with a degree that is highly regarded in Australia and around the world. You will get hands-on, practical experience which will allow you to graduate well prepared and skilled to start your occupational therapy career and make a difference to the lives of others.
From an early age, I have always wanted to be in a profession which benefits others, and I could not think of anything more rewarding than improving someone's independence.
Since studying Occupational Therapy at UQ, I have discovered that there are many different areas which you can specialise in, which I was lucky enough to experience on placement. I now have secured a graduate position at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and can honestly say I love going to work.
Roxanne, Occupational Therapy graduate.