Our course in Occupational Therapy Studies is suitable for students who are considering a career in occupational therapy (OT).
Occupational Therapy Studies
The Occupational Therapy Studies course will focus on developing the students understanding of impaired mobility and its impact on human occupational performance and ability, and of the role of occupational therapy in current healthcare services. Students will obtain work experience in general hospitals, homes for the elderly, disability schools/homes, rehabilitation centres and respite care centres for a two-week period. The practical aspect of the course will give students a good understanding of hospital life and the qualities and characteristics required for a successful career as an occupational therapist. Students will develop an awareness of how to assist the OT in the implementation of therapeutic programmes. Work experience and assessment is undertaken under the supervision of a qualified OT. During their placement, students will develop an understanding of how to plan for and engage the client in self-care activities and examine the components of the OT process, from assessment through treatment planning and implementation to treatment closing.
About This Course
Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
Infection Preventation and Control
Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
Understanding Mental Health
Anatomy and Physiology
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.
At Cavan Institute:
Graduates are eligible to progress to the level 6 Health Services Supervisory Management course available at Cavan Institute.
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements). Options to study in the UK are also available.
Successful graduates of this course in Occupational Therapy Studies will be eligible to apply for a position as an occupational therapy assistant in a variety of therapy/care settings.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health Service Skills
PHECC Cardiac First Response Advanced Training with Basic Life Support (CFR-A)
Patient Moving and Manual Handling
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