Professional accreditation of occupational therapy educational programs : a bright or embattled future

@article{Cusick2004ProfessionalAO,
  title={Professional accreditation of occupational therapy educational programs : a bright or embattled future},
  author={Anne Cusick and Lynne Adamson},
  journal={Australian Occupational Therapy Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={51},
  pages={133-143}
}
As Australia introduces a new system of individual accreditation through the program for individual accreditation of occupational therapists, there is a need to also consider the place and scope of specialised educational program accreditation in the maintenance of professional standards. The present article reviews issues relating to educational program accreditation including: the need for accreditation and its tradition in occupational therapy; types of accreditation and stakeholders… Expand
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