Saic College of Medical Science & Technology

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement (WFOT, 2012).

Occupational therapy degree

This degree course will introduce you to the core values, beliefs and theories that underpin occupational therapy practice.  It is focused on producing occupational therapists who are professionally competent, efficient and creative in planning and carrying out therapeutic interventions for people of all ages.

Occupational therapy degree course overview

Courses are taught using a variety of teaching methods and practical sessions, including formal lectures, practical skills sessions, a group working, problem-solving approaches and on-line technology with a strong emphasis on inter-professional learning.

Occupational therapy degree course combines academic study with integrated placements, which can take place across a range of health and social care settings. Work areas traditionally include physical rehabilitation, mental health, learning disabilities, social services, community-based rehabilitation, research and education. On these placements, students will get to work with people of all ages, in an increasing range of health, social care, community-based rehabilitation, research and private care settings. Students will be taught how to accurately assess the physical, mental and social needs of individuals, and to put in place bespoke treatment plans to help them achieve their personal goals. Time is split between theory and fieldwork practice, and all modules of study contain aspects of theory and professional practice, to support the development of critical inquiry skills.

The final degree award is achieved based on continuous assessment of course-based work, and fieldwork practice assessments, research and examinations.

Jobs sector

Job Opportunities Areas (Bangladesh)

  1. NGO & INGOs
  2. Government sectors
  3. Autism & special schools
  4. Management
  5. Private practices
  6. Community-based rehabilitation
  7. Occupational Therapy Academic Institutes
  8. Hospital & clinics
  9. Research & Projects
  10. Rehabilitation Center
  11. Ergonomics design area

Working Practices Areas

  1. Orthopedics
  2. Pediatrics
  3. Ergonomics
  4. Adaptation & Design
  5. Orthotics & Prosthetics
  6. Geriatrics
  7. Palliative care
  8. Cardiac Rehabilitation
  9. Neurology

Job Opportunities in foreign

  3. UK
  4. QATAR

Most occupational therapy graduates go directly into clinical employment or practice. However, MSc programs in specialist areas may allow students to develop advanced skills within a specific area of treatment, therapy or health condition. Other postgraduate qualifications in health studies can provide opportunities to influence healthcare practice through clinical research and development. Options for postgraduate study for those interested in other, or related, careers include MSc in Rehabilitation Science, Clinical social work, Occupational Health & Safety, Public health, Health Economics & Development and Teaching. Practicing occupational therapists must engage in continuing professional development (CPD). Skills are updated via informal and formal learning such as courses, workshops, supervision and reflective practice.