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  • Locations: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Trimester 1
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 1 2018 15/11/2017 ** Rolling Admission 24/04/2018 15/06/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Health Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 2 Credit Points
Credit Type: Undergraduate Housing Options: On Campus
OS Help Available: Yes
Program Description:

VIA University College - Occupational Therapy Placement

VIA University College (VIA) programmes combine research-based teaching with practical training in public and private companies. VIA has seven campusses in the Central Denmark Region and is headquartered in Aarhus. 

Location profile:
Aarhus, is the main city on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. With a population of just over 300,000 people, it also holds the title of Denmark's second largest city. Aarhus offers an elegant mix of cosmopolitan city and quaint small town charm, with wonderful pubs, restaurants and romantic places. The average age of its inhabitants is among the lowest in Europe. This is mainly because of the large student population. Jutland's cultural heart, Aarhus is an exuberant university town with a perfectly preserved old town and a recreated historic village, Den Gamle By. The top draw is the Moesgard Museum of Prehistory, showcasing exhibits from the Stone Age to Viking days and home to the city's most famous citizen, the 2000-year-old Grauballe Man. It's a lively spot, teeming with cafes, restaurants, clubs and cinemas. aarhus perches on Jutland's eastern coast amid beaches and woodland.

Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. Today Denmark is a society that is often seen as a benchmark of civilization with progressive social policies and a commitment to free speech. Top it off with a rich, well-preserved cultural heritage, and the Danes legendary sense of design and architecture, and you have one intriguing destination.

Academic information:

HSO405 - Work Integrated Learning B
Approved by Health, 2 credit points

This program is undertaken as part of HSO405, you will be enrolled in Trimester 1, 2018.
This is a 8 week placement with students undertaking their placement in Denmark and complete the assessment tasks associated with the Unit. Students will work with OTs and clients who speak English. The purpose of the placement is for students to actively participate in all elements of the OT role in an international setting

The second of two practicum units aimed at students developing competence as beginning practitioners in occupational therapy. It builds on and extends competency development from earlier fieldwork enabling students to apply occupational therapy reasoning processes to a range of practice situations; complete the attainment of particular skills according to OT Australia professional competency requirements; develop management skills related to practice; demonstrate effective professional communication skills; reflect on learning outcomes for their studies.

For more information in regards to the course structure and exams, please visit this link.

Cost is approximately between $1,000 and $1,700 AUD for the two months. A refundable bond is required of between $1,500 -$2,700.

Cost:  Cost is Accommodation and airport transfer of $60 AUD, total cost is TBC. This is a Placement program meaning you will pay a unit fee to Deakin University.

Program Dates: April 24 - June 15 2018

Funding: AarhusShort Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.