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Health Service Skills - Occupational Therapy Assistant

Course Code(s):  5M3782 CI061CK
QQI Award Code:  5M3782 Health Service Skills
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3782 CI061CK
QQI Award Code 5M3782 Health Service Skills
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

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.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
Care Support 5N0758
Communications 5N0690
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
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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