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Occupational Therapy (Honours)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

48 months
Duration
18684 USD/year
5425 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

This Occupational Therapy (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University nurtures students to be forward-looking competent occupational therapists who can promote health and well-being of people in Hong Kong.

Overview

A combination of medical, psychological and social science subjects prepares students to enhance the functional performance of community-dwelling people with disabilities in self-care, leisure and work. Students learn how to minimize disabilities, promote health and improve the quality of life of clients and their families.

The Occupational Therapy (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University prepares students to deliver client-centred occupational therapy and to be committed to promoting equal opportunities in all members of the community. 

It also prepares them for lifelong helping careers in which they will empower clients to manage their disabilities, educate the public about healthy and meaningful living and pass down their knowledge to new generations of therapists.

Career

Graduates are qualified for a wide variety of jobs in hospitals, rehabilitation settings, community agencies, schools, health and welfare settings. They are qualified for the position of Occupational Therapist II in the Hospital Authority, private organizations (private hospitals, private clinics, nursing homes and homes for the elderly), the Department of Health, the Education Department (special schools, early education and training centres), subvented non-government organizations and the Social Welfare Department (community centres, sheltered workshops and special childcare centres).

Programme Structure

  • Year One of the programme includes compulsory university subjects such as Freshman Seminar for Broad Discipline in Health Science and fundamental language subjects and Foundation Subjects such as Human Physiology, Human Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, and Foundation Psychology for Rehabilitation Professionals. 
  • Year Two of the programme includes Foundation Subjects in OT such as Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, Clinical Sciences and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 
  •  Year Three of the programme emphasizes core OT disciplines: Psychosocial Practice, Medical & Neurorehabilitation, Developmental Conditions, Environmental Issues and Assistive Technology.
  • Year Four of the programme extends to applied subjects such as Ageing and Geriatric Practice, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc. There is also a Group Research Project in the Final Year.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

130 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Satisfy the University's general entrance requirements of 4 core and 2 elective subjects with:

  • Level 3 in English Language and Chinese Language; and
  • Level 2 in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and two elective subjects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18684 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5425 USD per year during 48 months.
  • HK$42,100 per academic year for local students. 
  • For non-local students, the tuition fee is HK$145,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Up to a maximum of HKD 190,000/USD 24,000 per annum

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