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I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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TR054
Occupational Therapy

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The courses studied in the first and second years include the study of occupation, occupational therapy theories and interventions with people from children to older adults, anatomy, physiology, psychology, disability studies, research methods and statistics. This four-year degree course incorporates a practical approach to solving problems and fosters a research-oriented and reflective attitude. You will be required to engage in service learning through voluntary work and will use experiential learning and group work to develop knowledge and skills in an activity of your choice.

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The main goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in meaningful activities of everyday living, for example self care, work and leisure activities. Occupational therapists believe that participation in everyday activities can be supported or restricted by physical, social, attitudinal and legislative environments. By enabling people to engage in activities that hold meaning for them, occupational therapists aim to enable people to improve their day-to-day quality of life.involves helping people to overcome difficulties, which may be the result of physical or mental illness, an accident or ageing.This course has an intensive workload.


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The course is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists so when you complete your degree, you are qualified to work as an occupational therapist in Ireland, as well as abroad. Many graduates from the programme are working in all parts of the world. Most occupational therapists, over time, develop specialised expertise in areas such as physical rehabilitation, mental health, hand therapy, intellectual disability, paediatrics, services for the elderly and community occupational therapy.

Practice areas are expanding, particularly in school settings and in primary care community practice areas. Other examples include work in private practice, work with people who are homeless, and running healthy living and stress management clinics. A number of occupational therapists move into management – managing occupational therapy departments or other health/social care related services. Additionally, the course offers many opportunities for further study.



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