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.
Job Opportunities Areas (Bangladesh)
- NGO & INGOs
- Government sectors
- Autism & special schools
- Private practices
- Community-based rehabilitation
- Occupational Therapy Academic Institutes
- Hospital & clinics
- Research & Projects
- Rehabilitation Center
- Ergonomics design area
Working Practices Areas
- Adaptation & Design
- Orthotics & Prosthetics
- Palliative care
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
Job Opportunities in foreign
- SAUDIA –ARABIA
- SOUTH AFRICA
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.