Occupational Therapy – Applied Therapy ScienceDownload as PDF Add to favorites
Students will be given lectures on the introduction to scientific work, introduction to statistics, introduction to test statistics and test theory as well as to evidence-based practice and quality management. In addition, students gain knowledge about applied psychology and ethics, professional policymaking, and in scientific theories. The course also includes lectures on theory-based therapeutic action. These lectures deal with the topics of prevention, therapy theories and models of the interdisciplinary field of action, clinical reasoning, the inclusion in the therapeutic field of action, professional skill in occupational therapy, occupational therapy models, the synthesis of education and health literacy and of self-management. Furthermore students gain knowledge about scientific-therapy aspects throughout the lifespan (child and adolescence, adulthood, old age).
Further scientific-therapy aspects of occupational therapy are dealt with in the course. These include lectures on occupational science, patient and family education, and empowerment. Furthermore, students gain health-educational skills, which are divided into teaching and learning theories in education and training, planning and implementation of educational and information sessions and training courses as well as the design of teaching and learning situations.
As an academic occupational therapist with an internationally recognised bachelor’s degree, the fields of work open to occupational therapists expand to, for example, entry into management or teaching activities, tasks in public relations or in quality management, working as a researcher or lecturer at a university. In addition, occupational therapists can assume leadership positions and also have good career opportunities on the international market.
- General higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulreife), advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife) and a state exam in a therapy profession.
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Who offers this course?
Type of study
Extra-occupational university studies
Four semesters plus one semester
Qualification on completion
Bachelor of Science
The course of studies will be extra-occupational.