The occupational therapy process
You will receive a grounding in basic medical science and learn about the occupational therapy process, including assessment, intervention and evaluation of the success of therapy in different illnesses. You will learn about the basic procedures, the use of specific examination and measuring instruments and how to formulate targets, which provide the basis for therapeutic planning. The focus is always on the specific procedures and methods used in occupational therapy. You learn to apply the concepts and treatment techniques through your own experience and during internships. The degree programme also addresses the subject of health promotion.
Occupational therapists change the world - especially for people who have reduced mobility following an accident or illness. The aim is to help them to manage independently at work, at school, in their leisure time and in daily life. What a great idea!
The basic need “to be active”
In this degree course you come to understand the relationship between occupational therapy and “being active” and the importance and effects of this relationship with regard to health and personal life. In the process you learn to carry out and teach different activities and skills such as craft techniques or everyday routine tasks. Tain emphasis is on analysing different tasks and then considering them in the light of each client’s impairments, taking the patient’s cultural background into account.
Scientific method and social skills
Alongside the subject-related content you are also taught the principles of scientific method and the social skills you will need as an occupational therapist. These skills will enable you to communicate with your clients and give them advice and instruction. And they will also enable you to reflect on your own actions.