BACHELOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WITH HONOURS
Occupational therapy is an approach to healthcare that focuses on developing, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of individuals with physical, mental or developmental conditions.
The scope of services covered by occupational therapy includes providing support, performing comprehensive assessments and interventions in a home, school, workplace and/or community settings in order to help clients achieve independence or optimum functions in their daily lives.
The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy offered by UKM is a 4-year degree program.
Students in the first year are introduced to basic medical sciences such as anatomy and physiology as well as to theories and models in occupational therapy before advancing to more specialized topics in subsequent years.
Subjects in Year 2 and 3 focus on occupational therapy in specific contexts, such as pediatrics, geriatrics, neuropsychology, orthopedic, community rehabilitation, in addition to having practical sessions and practice placement at various public and community settings at hospitals, day care, and rehabilitation centers. Evidence-based practice in relation to interventions used by occupational therapists in a wide range of health and social care contexts are emphasized throughout classroom and clinical teachings.
Students undergo clinical placement in Year 4 where students apply occupational therapy approaches on a wide range of client groups. In addition, students will also gain valuable scholarly experience by undertaking actual research projects in various occupational therapy disciplines.
This course aims to prepare and develop students to practice as occupational therapists who are competent and able to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
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Watch this video on YouTube for further information on the differences between Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.