Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy
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.
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.
Occupational therapists work in the health, social welfare and educational sectors. The main areas of employment for graduates are:
- 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
- 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
EvaluationECTS 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.
TimetablesLectures take place in the mornings only.
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Period of study: Annual registration. Year-long and semester-long subjects are combined.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time and part-time
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