Tuesday 16 August 2016

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.O.Th.)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.O.Th.)

Occupational Therapy is a specialized branch of allied medical health sciences to prevent, cure, treat or rehabilitate physical, mental and psychosocial illness/impairment or dysfunction. It includes investigations through appropriate examination or assessment tools to interpret and establish Occupational Therapy diagnosis.

An Occupational Therapist is involved with objective planning and execution of therapy through specialized skills for the purpose of preventing, alleviating, correcting or limiting - acute and chronic illness, impairment, dysfunction or bodily malfunction.

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy (B.O.Th.) is a four and half year’s undergraduate degree program consisting of four years of coursework and six months compulsory internship at end.

Here is the syllabus offered by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) Nashik.

Source: http://www.muhs.ac.in/

First Year B.O.Th.
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Diagnostics – I
  • Supervised Clinical Field Work

Second Year B.O.Th.
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology and Microbiology
  • Psychology
  • Ergo therapeutics
  • Occupational Therapy Diagnostics –II
  • Supervised Clinical fieldwork

Third Year B.O.Th.
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Work Physiology and Ergonomics
  • Occupational Therapy-Application in Medical Conditions
  • Occupational Therapy-Application in Surgical Conditions
  • Field Work Visits

Fourth Year B.O.Th.
  • Advances in Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy in Orthopedic Conditions
  • Occupational Therapy in Neurological and Developmental conditions
  • Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry
  • Community Based Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Biostatistics and Research Methodology

Internship B.O.Th.
  • 6 month compulsory internship after fourth year

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