Occupational therapists work with all age groups starting from birth and continuing to old-age, and in all the different health care areas which can be as diverse as hand-injury clinics, schools and the mental health sector. Intervention is aimed to restore the best possible performance and participation in “occupations”, a term which, from the occupational therapy perspective, refers to activities of everyday life which are valued and given meaning by individuals and their culture. Very broadly occupations 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.
Occupational therapy intervention may aim to improve the function of the components involved in the carrying out of occupations such as strength, movement, coordination, endurance, perception and memory; or modify the skills involved in the carrying out of such occupations. Clients may also be guided to adapt their habits, routines and lifestyles in order to help accommodate their level of function. Education of the family, carers or co-workers also forms part of the occupational therapist's job. Another important contribution is the modification of the environment which may involve adjustments to the home, work-place, school or even the community to allow individuals with disabilities to function optimally in their immediate surroundings.
Career opportunities and access to further studies
This Occupational Therapy (Hons) programme from University of Malta prepares occupational therapists for registration with the Council of Professions Complementary to Medicine and entry to the occupational therapy profession. Graduates of this programme are also eligible to register with professional bodies within EU member States. Furthermore, the programme of studies in recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
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- General Anatomy
- Regional Anatomy: Thorax
- Regional Anatomy: Upper Limb
- Academic Reading and Writing in English
- Orientation to Occupational Therapy
- Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
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- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.
- A pass at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Biology.
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International10800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10800 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.