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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy

BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy Regular Class
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Programme Aims&Learning Outcomes

This programme aims to equip students to become forward-looking, competent occupational therapists who can promote the health and well-being of people in Hong Kong.

A combination of medical, psychological and social science subjects prepares students to enhance the functional performance of community-dwelling people with disabilities, in terms of their self-care, leisure and work. Students learn how to minimise the effects of disabilities, promote health, and improve the quality of life of clients and their families.

The programme also prepares students to deliver client-centred occupational therapy with a commitment to promoting equal opportunities for all members of the community. Furthermore, it prepares them for helping careers in which they empower clients to manage their disabilities, educate the public about healthy and meaningful living, and pass on their knowledge to new generations of therapists.

Programme Characteristics

This programme adopts an outcome-based learning approach and integrates academic and clinical education. We provide numerous excellent learning resources with up-to-date technological tools, such as Web-based teaching and self-learning packages.

We also provide global learning experiences in occupational therapy. Fieldwork placements and academic exchange programmes are available in the Chinese mainland and overseas.

Placement Opportunities

Clinical education is an important component of professional training and development, and it is delivered through clinical placements in various settings in Hong Kong, in the Chinese mainland, and overseas. Students pursue attachments in a range of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, childcare centres, elderly care homes, adult training centres and workshops, and long-stay care homes. Overseas clinical placements have been organised in partnership with various universities, such as Curtin University of Technology (Australia), the University of South Australia (Australia), the University of Toronto (Canada), McGill University (Canada), Metropolitan University College (Denmark), JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland), the University of Southern California (USA), Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore) and Chang Gung University (Taiwan). Further overseas placements will be arranged for students in the coming years, to broaden their global perspectives.


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