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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,800 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Student Intake:60 Students
Final Award:Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Medical School Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The aim of Occupational Therapy is to help people overcome functional difficulties resulting from health-related problems and to develop their abilities, so that they may be independent and effective at home, at work and during their leisure time. This is a four-year degree programme.

When you obtain the BSc (Occupational Therapy) degree, and after completing a year’s community service, you will be allowed by the Health Professions Council of South Africa to practise as an occupational therapist. Once you have completed a year’s community service, you will be allowed by the HPCSA to practise as an occupational therapist.

Curriculum

First Year

PPH1001F Becoming a Professional

PPH1002S Becoming a Health Professional

PSY1004F Introduction to Psychology Part 1 *

PSY1005S Introduction to Psychology Part 2 *

HUB1019F Anatomy and Physiology IA

HUB1020S Anatomy and Physiology IB

AHS1032S Occupational Perspectives on Health and Well-being

AHS1035F Human Occupation and Development

PSY1006F Introduction to Psychology Part 1+

PSY1007S Introduction to Psychology Part 2+

Second Year

AHS2002W Clinical Sciences I

PRY2002W Psychiatry for Occupational Therapists

PSY2013F Social and Developmental Psychology

HUB2015W Anatomy & Physiology II for Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

AHS2043W Occupational Therapy II

Third Year

SLL1028H Xhosa for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences*

SLL1048H Afrikaans for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences *

AHS3078H Research Methods and Biostatistics I

AHS3107W Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice in Physical Health

AHS3108W Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice in Mental Health

AHS3113W Foundation Theory for Occupational Therapy Practice I

Fourth year

AHS4119W Occupational Therapy Research and Practice Management

AHS4120W Foundation Theory for Occupational Therapy Practice II

AHS4121W Occupational Therapy Practice and Service Learning

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

730 FPS or above

50% for English (Home or First Additional Language)

50% for Mathematics OR 60% for Mathematical Literacy*

50% for Physical Sciences or Life Sciences

50% or above for the next three best subjects, excluding Life Orientation

NBT scores of Intermediate** for AL, QL and Mathematics (applicants taking Mathematical Literacy are exempted from the NBT Mathematics Test)

Subminimum for consideration:

340 APS or above

Advanced (A) Level

45 points plus NBT of 202 / 300 (Proficient / Intermediate ranges)

At least a D symbol in two A level subjects (A level subjects must include Mathematics or Physics or Chemistry or Biology); plus

At least a C at AS level or IGCSE Level in Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics or Biology, if these were not taken at A level; plus

At least a C in English, which may be at AS or IGCSE Level.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level

45 points plus NBT of 202 / 300 (Proficient / Intermediate ranges).

At least a C in four AS level subjects, of which two must be Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry)

At least a C in English, which may be at IGCSE level. If Mathematics is taken at IGCSE Level, a C is required.

International Baccalaureate

45 points plus NBT of 202 / 300 (Proficient / Intermediate ranges)

At least grade 5 in three Higher level subjects, two of which must be Mathematics and/or Chemistry and/or Physics and/or English. (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry).

At least grade 4 in the remaining two subjects (Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics or English), which may be at Standard level. (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry.) If Mathematics is at standard level, Physics and Chemistry or Biology must be at Higher level.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

You will work with people of all ages whose lives have been
complicated by sickness, trauma and developmental delay, and who are struggling to cope with and adapt to their circumstances or their environment. You may help them in their homes or in their places of work, as well as in clinics, schools and hospitals, or you may work in a private practice

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,800
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,800

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Pamela Gretschel
Programme Convener
 
Marion Harris
Senior Secretary