Oct 22, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022

The Degree of MSc (Occupational Therapy) [Graduate]


ADDENDA [Mar. 26, 2021] - Total number of units required and course requirements for the MSc course-based entry-level stream were recently approved and updated.  See Addenda and Errata  for more information.

Program Requirements


MSc Postprofessional stream


This stream may be taken as a course-based or a thesis-based program.

Course-based program


Students are required to complete ★24 in coursework including a ★6 capping exercise.

Thesis-based program


Students are required to complete ★21 in coursework and a thesis.

Coursework

Thesis

  • Registration in 900-level THES

MSc course-based entry-level stream


Students are required to complete ★90 in coursework, including ★3 of approved interprofessional coursework, field placements, and a ★6 final project.

Orientation Program: The program requires that each student, after acceptance into the program, attend a department orientation program immediately before the beginning of the first term. Dates are confirmed on admission. Attendance at the orientation program is a prerequisite for first year courses. Normally students must complete all previous term/year courses to be eligible to proceed to the subsequent term/year.

It is imperative that registered students attend all listed hours of instruction. Students with absences will receive a grade of NC (failure, no grade point value assigned).

Course requirements (★81)


Interprofessional coursework (★3)


Ethics Requirement


Students must fulfill the FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement .

Professional Development Requirement


Students in the MSc in Occupational Therapy automatically fulfill the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Professional Development Requirement  through their program.

Costs:


All costs associated with obtaining a professional degree are the responsibility of the student and this includes costs associated with the project.

Fieldwork Courses:


Fieldwork courses are practical placements at approved facilities.

Policies and Procedures:


The procedures governing fieldwork placements are binding and will be provided in a procedures manual.

Fieldwork Placement Sites:


Students will attend required fieldwork placements at approved institutions and will follow the administrative procedures and regulations of the institutions. Placements may be located regionally and/or nationally. Opportunities for international placements will be determined on an individual basis. Students must travel in order to meet the fieldwork education component of the program. Students are responsible for the costs associated with fieldwork placements.

Fieldwork Placement Requirements


To be eligible for admission to fieldwork placements the students must meet the following requirements:

  1. CPR Certification
  2. Security Clearance Check
  3. Medical Examination and Immunization Requirements (See University Infectious Diseases Regulation )
  4. Fit testing for Respirator Mask, as required.

Details on these fieldwork requirements are available in the fieldwork procedures manual. Please refer to the manual for details. Note that all fees and costs for these fieldwork requirements are the student's responsibility.

A student who fails a fieldwork placement may appeal that decision. Information regarding appeal procedures is available in the fieldwork placement procedures manual.

Practicum Intervention Policy:


The Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, or supervisor acting on behalf of the Dean, may immediately deny assignment of a student to, withdraw a student from, or vary terms, conditions, or site of fieldwork practicum if the Dean or supervisor has reasonable grounds to believe that this is necessary in order to protect the public interest. Refer to the Practicum Intervention Policy , for additional information.

Length of Program


Normally a minimum of 26 months is required to complete the MSc programs.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MScOT program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MScOT program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.