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School of Occupational Therapy

BOT – Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, 4 years 6 months(including internship of 6 months)

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy is an undergraduate 4 year 6 months program divided into 8 semesters with 6 months of internship. It is a much in-demand global healthcare profession that trains in assessment and intervention, to recover, progress, or maintain meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities through therapy, exercise and activities.


First Year
General Psychology and Sociology
Basic Principles of Occupational Therapy
Second Year
Medicine Surgery and Paediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology*
Biomechanics, Applied Anatomy and AppliedPhysiology
Clinical Orthopaedics.
Clinical Neurology
Fundamentals forOccupational TherapyPractice
Third Year
Community Medicine, BasicNursing and First Aid
Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychiatry
OT in Psychiatry
OT in Orthopaedics andNeurology
OT in Paediatrics
Fourth Year
Clinical Cardio RespiratoryAnd Work Physiology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Organization andAdministration In OT
OT in Rehabilitation
Group Process In OT
Project, Research Methodology and Biostatistics

First year B. OT

  • Must be over 17 years of age as on Current academic year-end.
  • Passed the Higher Secondary Examination (HSC) or its equivalent with English, Physics, Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Botany, Zoology or Biology.

Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The MOT program is a comprehensive two-year post graduate curriculum that equips students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience for success in occupational therapy. It includes theoretical education, practical training, internships, and research, culminating in a thesis.

Core Components of the MOT Program:

  1. Foundational Courses- The program begins with foundational courses that introduce students to the core principles, theories, and practices of occupational therapy. Topics covered may include revision of human anatomy, physiology, psychology, occupational science, and therapeutic interventions.
  2. Specialized Tracks-: Following the foundational phase, students have the opportunity to specialize in specific areas of occupational therapy. The program offers three main tracks: Rehabilitation, Neurology, and Pediatrics. Each track provides in-depth knowledge and practical training tailored to the unique needs and challenges of clients within these populations.
  3. “Clinical postings”: Hands-on clinical curriculum is integral to the MOT program. Students gain real-world experience working with clients under the supervision of faculty and mentors. This will take place in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, and community organizations.
  4. Research Thesis-: As part of the program requirements, students are required to conduct original research in the field of occupational therapy. They will choose a research topic relevant to their area of specialization and work closely with faculty advisors to design, execute, and present their findings in the form of a thesis.
  5. Professional Development: Throughout the program, students develop professional skills such as communication, teamwork, ethical practice, and cultural competency. They also learn about the latest trends, technologies, and evidence-based practices shaping the field of occupational therapy.
  6. Capstone Experience-: The MOT program concludes with a capstone experience that integrates classroom learning, clinical experiences, and research findings. This may include presentations, case studies, and reflective exercises that demonstrate students’ readiness to enter the workforce as competent and compassionate occupational therapists.

Overall, the MOT program provides a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience that prepares graduates to make meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of individuals across the lifespan.

MOT in Rehabilitation

The MOT in Rehabilitation track is designed to prepare students to work with individuals who have experienced injuries, illnesses, or disabilities that affect their ability to engage in meaningful activities and occupations. Throughout the program, students will develop specialized knowledge and skills in assessment, intervention, and rehabilitation strategies tailored to the needs of diverse populations.

Key Components of the MOT in Rehabilitation-

  1. Assessment and Evaluation: Students learn to assess clients’ physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning to identify barriers to participation and develop personalized treatment plans.
  2. Therapeutic Interventions: Students gain hands-on experience in delivering a range of therapeutic interventions, including mobility training, adaptive equipment prescription, environmental modifications, and functional retraining.
  3. Interdisciplinary Collaboration-: Students collaborate with healthcare professionals from other disciplines, such as physical therapy, speech therapy, and rehabilitation counseling,etc to provide holistic care and support to clients.
  4. Community Re-integration: Students explore strategies to facilitate clients’ transition back into their home, work, school, and community environments following injury or illness.
  5. Evidence-Based Practice: Students learn to critically evaluate research literature and incorporate evidence-based practices into their clinical decision-making process.
  6. Advocacy and Empowerment: Students advocate for the rights and needs of individuals with disabilities, promoting social inclusion, accessibility, and equal opportunities for participation in society.

Post Graduates of the MOT in Rehabilitation track are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, schools, and community-based organizations, helping clients maximize their independence and quality of life.

MOT in Neurology

The Neurology track in the MOT program focuses on helping individuals with acute and chronic neurological disorders overcome occupational obstacles. This includes conditions like stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. Through specialized coursework and clinical practicums, students gain the skills to help clients improve their abilities and achieve their goals.

Key Components of the MOT in Neurology Track:

  1. Neuroanatomy and Pathophysiology: Students gain an understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system, as well as common neurological conditions and their impact on occupational performance.
  2. Neurorehabilitation Principles: Students learn evidence-based approaches to neurorehabilitation, like task-oriented training, motor learning principles, constraint-induced movement therapy, and neuroplasticity and other specialised and advanced techniques.
  3. Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: Students explore techniques for addressing cognitive impairments, perceptual deficits, executive dysfunction, and other cognitive-linguistic challenges commonly associated with neurological conditions.
  4. Psychosocial Support: Students develop skills in providing emotional support, counseling, and coping strategies to individuals and families affected by neurological disorders.
  5. Adaptive Strategies and Assistive Technology : Students learn to recommend and implement adaptive strategies, assistive devices, and technology solutions to promote independence and safety in daily activities.
  6. Life Span Perspective: Students consider the unique needs and challenges of individuals with neurological conditions across the lifespan, from pediatric to geriatric populations.

Graduates of the MOT in Neurology track are equipped to work in a variety of settings, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, and specialty neurorehabilitation centers, helping clients achieve maximum participation and quality of life despite neurological challenges.

MOT in Pediatrics

The MOT in Pediatrics track focuses on addressing the occupational needs of children and adolescents with developmental, physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. Through specialized coursework, clinical experiences, and research opportunities, students learn to facilitate children’s engagement in meaningful activities and promote their overall health, well-being, and participation in home, school, and community environments.

Key Components of the MOT in Pediatrics Track:

  1. Child Development and Occupational Science: Students gain a deep understanding of child development theories, milestones, and factors influencing children’s occupational engagement and participation.
  2. Family-Centered Care: Students learn to collaborate with families, caregivers, and other professionals to develop client-centered intervention plans that address the unique strengths, needs, and goals of each child and family.
  3. Sensory Integration and Motor Skills Development: Students explore sensory processing theory and practice, as well as techniques for promoting motor development, coordination, balance, and fine motor skills in children.
  4. Play-Based Interventions: Students learn the importance of play as a primary occupation for children and develop skills in using play-based interventions to promote socialization, communication, problem-solving, and emotional regulation.
  5. School-Based Practice: Students gain insights into the role of occupational therapy within educational settings, including individualized education programs (IEPs), classroom accommodations, assistive technology, and collaboration with teachers and school personnel.
  6. Early Intervention and Community Services: Students explore early intervention programs, community resources

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