Occupational Therapy is a health care profession which allows you to empower individuals who have sustained an injury, disease or developmental delay, to achieve their maximal level of independence in daily life activities, by the use of occupation, purposeful activity, exercise and modification of the environment. Occupational therapy is concerned with health promotion and the prevention of health problems in those individuals who may be at risk. The course is aimed to restore the best possible performance and participation in the activities of everyday life which are valued and given meaning by individuals and their culture. Occupations broadly fall under the categories of work, self-care, education and leisure. Intervention relies on a comprehensive assessment which helps to establish the baseline capabilities of the client. Information concerning physical abilities, perceptual, cognitive, psychosocial functioning, environmental aspects and occupational history, is evaluated to enable the therapist to draw up a comprehensive treatment plan.
The degree programme will prepare you for the role of an occupational therapist for registration with the Council of Professions Complementary to Medicine and entry to the occupational therapy profession. As a graduate of this programme, you will be eligible to register with professional bodies within EU member States. Furthermore, the programme of studies is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.