Occupational therapy is the branch of health and social care concerned with enabling patients’ independence and life fulfilment to the highest extent possible. Occupational therapists use actions, techniques, procedures and methods to adapt the environment, modify tasks, teach skills and educate the patient and their friends and family with the aim of developing, recovering or maintaining the quality of life of a person with a physical, mental or developmental condition.
As a student on our Degree in Occupational Therapy, you will gain the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to carry out your profession. Our experienced and highly qualified teaching staff are specialised in all the relevant fields, including new areas that are currently becoming more in demand.
Our degree is comprised of four learning stages: basic subjects, core subjects, elective subjects and an internship. Basic subjects will provide you with the fundamental knowledge in anatomy, statistics, sociology, psychology, physiology, ethics, public health and research. Our core curriculum is composed of obligatory subjects related more specifically to occupational therapy, and in areas like pathology, psychopathology, biomechanics, geriatrics, paediatrics and physical therapy. You will also be able to choose from a number of elective subjects in different areas, such as ergonomics, psychological therapies, job integration, neuropsychology or substance abuse.
While coursing our degree, you will also complete a supervised internship, which is considered a fundamental part of your training. Your internship will be taken on your fourth and final year, corresponding to 42 credits, and will give you the perfect opportunity to acquire practical experience in the field.
Our graduates are highly employable, both in Spain and abroad. Occupational therapists can find employment in the public health system or in private institutions, working as rehabilitation medicine specialists, as therapists in geriatric centres, as substance abuse rehabilitation specialists, in prisons, in work insertion centres, at shelters or at NGOs. Other attractive career options include teaching, research and consultancy.
With the increase of life expectancy and the ageing of population, many health issues are becoming chronic problems. Occupational therapist have the advantage of being able to provide health care from a holistic approach, guiding the patient to participate actively in their own recovery. Thanks to the advances in occupational therapy and to the work of occupational therapists, many see their well-being and quality of life greatly improved.
|Duration||4 academic years (September/October to June each year approximately)|
|Tuition Fees||€757 (approximately)|
|Application Period||June – September (approximately)|
|Offered by||Vice-Rector’s Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching|
|How to apply||Please visit the Applications and Admissions Section|