Healthcare Department

Occupational Therapy Studies

Health Service Skills 5M3782

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COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to change due to availability and demand:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Speech and Language Therapy Theory
  • Speech and Language Therapy Practice
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Care Skills
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Nutrition
  • Word Processing

WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STUDIES?

This course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy. Students who undertake this one-year course in Occupational Therapy studies will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation, treatment of injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Students will develop an understanding of impaired mobility and its impact on human occupational performance and ability and the role of occupational therapy in current healthcare services. Students will gain an insight into the development and implementation of therapeutic programmes. Students will gain the skills needed by the HSE to work in the healthcare sector, which will help them to understand therapy programmes and support clients in restoring or improving their mobility.

 

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782
  • Healthcare Support 5N4339

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course enables graduates to progress to a sports or science related Level 8 degrees and then to the Level 9 Occupational Therapy at University of Limerick.

There are many progression options for students to study Occupational Therapy in the UK. Graduates may also apply for several other Level 7 and 8 degrees in universities and ITs or private colleges around the country.

Mature students are eligible to apply to Occupational Therapy at Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and NUI Galway.

Successful graduates can gain employment as Occupational Therapy Assistant in the HSE or private health service providers.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:

Institute of Technology Carlow:
CW188 Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy
(Level 8, 4 Years)

Waterford Institute of Technology:
WD006 Health and Exercise Science
(Level 8, 4 Years)

Institute of Technology Tralee:
TL871 Health and Leisure Studies
(Level 8, 4 Years)

COURSE FEES

Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.

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