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|Course Code(s):||5M3782 CI061CK|
|QQI Award Code:||5M3782 Health Service Skills|
|Course Code||5M3782 CI061CK|
|QQI Award Code||5M3782 Health Service Skills|
This course is suitable for students who are considering a career in occupational therapy (OT). The course will focus on developing 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 obtain work experience in general hospitals, homes for the elderly, disability schools/homes, rehabilitation centres and respite care centres for a two-week period. The practical aspect of the course will give students a good understanding of hospital life and the qualities and characteristics required for a successful career as an occupational therapist.
Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
Care Support 5N0758
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Intellectual Disability Studies 5N1652
Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice 5N3765
Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory 5N3766
Rehabilitation Support 5N3775
Understanding Mental Health 5N3772
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
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