Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.O.T) - 4 Years & 6 months compulsory internship
- Occupational Therapists are Health care and Rehabilitation professionals. Occupational Therapists uses assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities.
- Occupational Therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability and often works with people with mental health problems.
- The word “Occupational” in Occupational Therapy can be misleading. This profession is not about vocational counseling or work training. Occupational therapists often work on a team with other rehabilitation professionals, but the Occupational Therapist roles are distinct. Occupational Therapists focus on how that function affects the ability to do the things that are important to them. Various health issues can pose barriers to participating in daily activities.
Occupational therapists help people to
- Learn new ways of doing things.
- Regain skills and develop new ones.
- Use materials or equipment’s that makes life easier, or
- Adapt their environment to work better for them.
- An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person's goals,
- Customized intervention to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
- Use effectively ‘job modification’ techniques in work place based on ergonomic principles to achieve good quality of life in community.
- Use early intervention programme for neonates & school children to prevent secondary changes & learning disabilities.
- Occupational Therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy course is a 4 years and 6 months of compulsory internship. The medium of instruction is English. After passing the prescribed examinations conducted by University, the students will have to complete six months of internship. The successful students will be awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) by the University.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.O.T) - Courses commences in the month of July every year.
ELIGIBILITY: The eligibility criteria are passed with a minimum 50 % in HSC (+2) with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or) Botany and Zoology and should be of age 17 years or above. Candidates who are desirous of joining BOT Degree will admit through Entrance Examination or interview and counseling conducted by the University.
Career options and opportunities :
The occupational therapists are generally practicing in the areas of:-
- Government organization / Institutions /Hospitals / Research Projects
- Non-government organizations(N.G.O’s)
- Private sectors like Acute Care Hospitals & Nursing homes
- Rehabilitation Centers / Clinics / De- Addiction centers etc.
- Special schools/ Main stream Schools/ Chronic care facilities
- Social agencies/Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) & Disaster Management Projects
- Hospice care facilities
- Mental Health Setups (Shelter workshop, half way homes)
- Day care centers
- Vocational programs
- Insurance companies
- Self employed
- Health promotion, disability prevention/management, accessibility programs and more.