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Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy

Presentation

The Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy trains professionals with the skills needed to assess, describe, identify, prevent and treat problems affecting the health and autonomy of individuals, families and groups of people.

This degree offers two specialisations for advanced professional training in the area of personal autonomy and dependence, and in the area of specific and complex situations.

Small group sizes make it easier for students to perform well in their work placements and help to prepare them for their role as therapists: evaluating meaningful occupation and occupational performance for preventive and/or therapeutic purposes, whether for the promotion of health, the prevention of injuries or the development, improvement, maintenance or restoration of functional independence and autonomy.

The Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy is taught at the School of Nursing and Occupational Therapy, the only centre in Spain officially recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) and a member of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education.

Student Profile

It is important to have the capacity for interpersonal relationships, in order to interact and communicate, and to have an interest in helping people while showing respect for different values and cultures. As they will be working with vulnerable groups, it is important for future therapists to be emotionally stable and able to solve problems and make decisions. An ability to work in teams, capacity for analysis, responsibility, adaptation to one’s surroundings and creativity are also important qualities for these professionals.

Career options

Occupational therapists work in the health, social welfare and educational sectors. The main areas of employment for graduates are:

  • Hospitals
  • Physical and mental rehabilitation centres
  • Care homes and centres for the elderly
  • Centres for children and adolescents: schools, special education centres, early stimulation, etc.
  • Centres for adaptation and support material for personal autonomy
  • Animal-assisted therapy centres
  • Work-related accident insurance
  • Community programmes
  • Drug rehabilitation programmes
  • Home care programmes
  • Occupational and social centres
  • Mental health programmes
  • Healthcare centres
  • Teaching and research teams
  • Professional assessment teams for people in situations of dependency 
  • Private practice

Evaluation

ECTS methodology consists of continued assessment of all academic work done by students. Assessment methods may vary between subjects, depending on the competences to be acquired. They include written exams, tests of theory and practice, case studies, individual and group written assignments and presentations in public.

Timetables

Lectures take place in the mornings only.

Academic calendar

Academic calendar

Learning resources

Learning resources

School of Nursing and Occupational Therapy (affiliated school)
http://www.euit.fdsll.cat/
Terrassa Campus
Pre-enrolment code: 21057
80 places
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Language: Catalan and Spanish
Price per credit: ¤96.53 (¤39.53 official fee + ¤57 school's fee)
Specific scholarships: The School offers 24 collaboration grants that can be up to 100% (60 credits) of tuition costs, depending on dedication.
Classroom-based learning
Period of study: Annual registration. Year-long and semester-long subjects are combined.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time and part-time
Health Sciences

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