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BS Occupational Therapy

The revised BSOT curriculum was approved by the University Council in April 2009.  The BSOT program aims to develop graduates who possess a high standard of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will allow them to effectively enable people to participate in day-to-day activities that are meaningful to them.  The program also aims to prepare its graduates to take on various professional roles in response to local practice needs and be adequately prepared to meet health care demands in global contexts.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy program is a four-year program consisting of 156 units distributed throughout eight semesters and two summer periods.    The first three years of the program is conducted through various classroom learning activities and the final year dedicated to the completion of a research project and to clinical training in different affiliation centers.
Students in the BSOT program begin with general education courses in arts and humanities; social sciences and philosophy; natural and biological sciences.  These are followed by foundation courses covering human development; health, illness and disability; with courses centering on occupation-based theories, process and skills. The next phase of study focuses on occupational therapy evaluation and basic intervention strategies for pediatric, psychosocial and physical dysfunctions commonly seen in occupational therapy.  Students are also equipped in research, teaching, community based rehabilitation, and basic concepts in organization and administration of occupational therapy services.  Clinical training in the final year of study serves to integrate the theories, concepts, and skills through supervised management of actual patients in relevant practice settings.
Admission to the program is limited to a maximum class size of 30 students.  Academic courses are taught using the team teaching approach with a variety of creative learning strategies which includes didactic instruction, small group discussions, laboratory, and field work.