AIAHS Bachelor in Occupational Therapy

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy

Academic Focus

Bachelors of Occupational Therapy, also known as BOT, is an undergraduate program in the field of science. The four-year degree program has been well structured to groom students on practices of prevention and cure along with rehabilitation for the physically, emotionally, and mentally disabled and challenged people. The course is a combination of classroom training and practical sessions in therapy clinics. BOT trains students to become skilled professional occupational therapists who are capable of undertaking independent/supervised practice. The course shapes the students' thinking ability to understand the means to cure patients by modifying the environment of the patient, educating them, and teaching them how to lead a regular life.

Career Scope

Upon completion of the undergraduate program, students can either opt for a specialization in Occupational Therapy or choose to work. Occupational Therapists have become an essential part of hospitals, private clinics, and health centers, rehabilitation centers, and NGOs.

APPLY NOW

Duration : 4.5 Years (including internship of six months)

Eligibility : Student should pass in (10+2) or Higher Secondary. From a recognized board. with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology with English as a principal subject.

First Semester

Main Subjects

Theory

  1. Introduction to Occupational Therapy Process
  2. Human Anatomy
  3. Human Physiology and Biochemistry
  4. Introduction to Public Health for Occupational Therapist

Practicum

  1. Occupational Therapy Techniques
  2. Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and vital signs

Field Work

  1. Public Health: Visit to Health Centers and Seminar Presentation

Second Semester

Main Subjects

Theory

  1. Fundamentals of Psychology
  2. Biomechanics, Ergonomics and Bioengineering.
  3. Creating inclusive communities to promote occupational performance and participation
  4. Basic Nursing and First aid
  5. Introduction to Language, Communication and ICT, Sign language, AAC

Practicum

  1. Occupational therapy process
  2. Assistive technology
  3. Basic Nursing and First Aid
  4. Languages, Communication and ICT

Field Work

  1. CBR work (NGO Posting) / Seminar presentations

Third Semester

Main Subjects

Theory

  1. Pathology and Microbiology
  2. Pathological conditions 1: General Medicine and Surgery.
  3. Pathological Conditions 2: Orthopedics and Neurology
  4. Pharmacology for Occupational Therapist
  5. Creative arts in Occupational therapy

Practicum

  1. Splinting 1
  2. Occupational Therapy and diagnostics 1
  3. Creative arts

Subsidiary Subjects

  1. Occupational Therapy diagnostics – Industrial visit and seminar presentation

Fourth Semester

Main Subjects

Theory

  1. Pathological Conditions 3: Psychiatry
  2. Pathological Conditions 3: Pediatrics
  3. Pathological Conditions 3: Pediatrics
  4. Gerentology and Sports Medicine and Occupational therapy
  5. Occupational Therapy Process 2
  6. Yoga and Occupational therapy

Practicum

  1. Occupational Therapy Process 2
  2. Complex activity analysis: Livelihood in rural areas, Sports, Driving and sexual function.
  3. Yoga and Occupational Therapy

Field Work

  1. Problem evaluation assessment for sports injuries: OT role in Paralympic sports and seminar presentation.

Fifth Semester

Main Subjects

Theory

  1. Promoting OT performance for individuals with complex issues and life situations: General Medicine and Surgery
  2. Promoting OT performance for individuals with complex issues and life situations: Orthopedics
  3. Promoting OT performance for individuals with complex issues and life situations: Neurology
  4. Promoting OT performance for individuals with complex issues and life situations: Hand and work Injuries and Disability Management

Practicum

  1. Occupational therapy management 1
  2. Occupational Therapy management 2

Field Work

  1. Occupational therapy Management: Visit to an Orthotic/Prosthetic unit

Sixth Semester

Main Subjects

Theory

  1. Promoting OT performance for individuals with complex issues and life situations: Pediatrics
  2. Promoting OT performance for individuals with complex issues and life situations: Cardiology and Pulmonology
  3. Mental health conditions and Geriatric health: occupational therapy performance Biostatistics and Research Methodology

Practicum

  1. Occupational Therapy Management 3
  2. Research: Quantitative, Qualitative and literatures review in group

Field Work

  1. Visit to existing Occupational Therapy set‐up in one Government and one private setting

Seventh Semester

Main Subjects

Theory

  1. Advanced therapeutic techniques
  2. Management and supervision of OT services
  3. People in Pain
  4. International approaches in Rehab

Practicum

  1. 10 Case studies
  2. Physical agent modalities
  3. International approaches and sexual function interventions (PECS, Movt. therapy, Biofeedback, ABA, Brain gym, Montessori)

Field Work

  1. Group demonstrations of Life Skills via Role Play

Eigth Semester

Main Subjects

Theory

  1. Telehealth: For service delivery of Occupational Therapy
  2. Public Speaking:
  3. Social entrepreneurship
  4. Neuro Linguistic Programming
  5. Advanced Spasticity management
  6. Advanced Behavioural Interventions

Practicum

Electives

  1. Telehealth: For service delivery of Occupational Therapy
  2. Public Speaking
  3. Social entrepreneurship
  4. Neuro Linguistic Programming
  5. Advanced Spasticity management
  6. Advanced Behavioural Interventions

Field Work

Mission

Our mission is to make a difference in the society, and the field of paramedical in particular, through:

  • Creating a culture of excellence
  • Progressive in providing holistic health care service to all
  • Ensure global standards in paramedical education
  • Create & foster a centre of excellence for paramedical professionals
  • Bridging the gap between theory & practical
  • Better pedagogy & learning
  • Superior practical exposure
  • Dedicated teaching support