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Introduction


The Occupational Therapy Department in the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University, accepted its first intake of students in September 2009. It is the first Occupational Therapy degree programme in the Gulf Peninsula and the second in the Middle East.


The aim of the program is to graduate Occupational Therapists for the treatment, rehabilitation and care of patients of all ages whose ability to function has been impaired.  It will provide a foundation for graduates to become scholars and public educators in Occupational Therapy, wellness and health.


English is the language of teaching, learning and communication in the department of Occupational Therapy.  The total number of credit hours required to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy will be 128.  The first year of the program consists of basic sciences and English language.  The core Occupational Therapy courses and related discipline modules are taken in the second, third and fourth year.  These include courses in physical dysfunction, neuroscience, orthopedics, mental health, pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry, ergonomics and kinesiology. Students will apply their academic learning in clinical settings (hospitals and clinics) provided by the Ministry of Health under the supervision of qualified Occupational Therapists.

 



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