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South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

On-line version ISSN 2310-3833
Print version ISSN 0038-2337

S. Afr. j. occup. ther. vol.39 n.2 Pretoria Aug. 2009




Specialist registration in occupational therapy. Is it desirable? Should it be an option?



Kathy Holland

Nat Dip OT (Vona Du Toit College of OT), B (Hons) UP, M.Ed (Tertiary Education) UN; Lecturer: Occupational Therapy, UKZN. Dean's Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Kwa Zulu Natal. Member, HPCSA Board for Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics and Arts Therapy, Jan 2004 - May 2009



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