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Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences
Occupational therapists work with both children and adults with acquired conditions such as stroke or spinal cord injury, people with mental health problems or congenital conditions such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida, and with many others. Occupational therapists aim to facilitate independence in daily ‘occupations’, such as selfcare, work, financial management, leisure pursuits or education. Any illness, trauma or disruption can result in difficulties in these areas due to problems with moving, thinking or carrying out the tasks. Occupational therapists design and deliver intervention programmes to address these difficulties.
Minimum Grade HC3 in two subjects and Passes in four other subjects at H or O Level in the Leaving Certificate including: Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science and any other subject recognised for entry purposes.
Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements.
Next start date: September 2015
Entry points(2014): 515
A Level Grades (2014): A*A*A* & a(AS) or equivalent combination
Average intake: 25
- Principles for Practice/ Fundamentals I
- Human Body Function
- Mental Health 1
- Mental Health 2
- Enabling Occupation Physical Disability
- Group work and Professional Skills
- Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy II
- Health Psychology
- Enabling Occupation Paediatrics
- Enabling Occupation Intellectual Disability
- Practice Education I & II
- Case Study I & II
- Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy III & IV
- Cognitive Neuropsychology
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Enabling Occupation Community
- Standardised Testing in Occupational Therapy
- Enabling Occupation for Older Adults
- Emerging Areas of Practice
- Research Methods
- Social Policy
- Practice Education III & IV
- Case Study III & IV
- Management and Leadership
- Preparation for Practice
- Research Project
Graduates of the degree course will have a professional qualification and may work in a variety of settings such as:
- Voluntary organisations
- Mental health services
- Child and adolescent services
- Physical and sensory services
- Community rehabilitation
- Disability services
Cliodhna O' Mahony
BSc (Occupational Therapy)
"...I was attracted to the course because it involved studying a comprehensive range of subjects with a good balance between practical learning and academic learning. The Department of Occupational Therapy were very welcoming and because of the small class it was easy to get to know people. The lecturers made a huge effort to get to know us personally and made us feel comfortable in asking them for help on any issue, academic or otherwise. The placement element of the course was great!..."