The Occupational Therapy program provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:
A) Knowledge and Understanding
- Student should gain knowledge about the principles of rehabilitation and know details of the role of occupation therapy in a disease.
- Student should acquire skills in analyzing and assessing patient's needs, abilities and general function.
- Student should learn how to assess, manage and prevent the problems which affect activities or tasks in the occupations of self-care, work and leisure.
- Student should learn to make use of purposeful activity with individuals who are limited by disability for maximizing independence and preventing disability
- Student should develop understanding of perceptual-motor skills and sensory integrative functioning.
- Student should be able to design, analyze, select and use adaptive equipment and devices according to the needs of the disabled.
- Student can administer and interpret tests required for therapeutic purposes.
- Student can train patients to build their confidence to tackle such tasks as feeding themselves, washing, dressing, walking, crossing roads or using public transport
B) Values and Attitudes
- Student can demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to human diversity, including differences of culture, ethnicity, language disability, socio-economic status, etc.
- Student can maintain the principles and practices of patient confidentially.
- Student can maintain the principles of the professional and statutory regulatory bodies.
- Student demonstrates adherence to the professional code of conduct within the legal and ethical framework.
- Student can recognize the obligation to maintain fitness for practice and the need for continuing personal and professional development.
- Student is able to study independently using a variety of media including the Internet.
- Student can critically evaluate evidence to support clinical practice.
- Student can synthesize information from a range of sources and utilize for a given purpose.
- Student has the ability to ask clinical questions, formulate hypotheses and develop research.
- Student has the ability to use feedback to change learning and practice.
D) Subject Specific
- Student has the ability to design and deliver patient centered & in case of children family intervention of an acceptable quality.
- Student has the ability to draw on knowledge and skills in order to make professionally reasoned judgments and apply within the scope of the individual's practice.
- Student has the ability to communicate effectively with patients, significant others and other relevant parties.
- Student has the ability to address wider service issues including aspects of administration, case management.
- Student is able to reflect on own professional practice and to use supervision and other learning opportunities to advance professional development.
E) Communication & Team Work
- Student can communicate using multiple media, including verbal, written, presentation, word processing and internet- based communication.
- Student can manage workload, prioritizing as appropriate, within a time frame.
- Student can pursue independent learning for the advancement of knowledge and skills. Student is able to work collaboratively with others and within a team.
- Student can take responsibility and execute duties in a professional manner.
- Students should be able to organize recreational and cultural activities that help as techniques to resolve the disabilities and problems of physical and mentally challenged people.