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Welcome to the Department of Occupational Therapy

We are very proud to form part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Malta together with the foremost health care professions in Malta. We look forward to meet new or prospective students who are interested in the occupational therapy profession.

A career in occupational therapy offers you the opportunity to work in a fast-growing health care profession providing services in all areas of health care in the Maltese islands. Occupational therapists’ principal responsibility is to enhance individuals’ ability to participate in everyday activities, referred to occupations, after having experienced limitations because of illness, injury, limitations in skills and environmental barriers.  Occupational therapists work in hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, traumatology, public and private schools, residential care and the community.

The Bachelor degree in occupational therapy is a wide-spanning Honours programme which brings together knowledge from the biomedical and humanistic sciences, activity analysis, rehabilitation and basic research skills. Academic staff within the Department of Occupational Therapy is approachable and committed to provide high-quality teaching and support to their students. A variety of settings provide students with a range of experiences including traditional class-based teaching, lab-based practical work, clinical and community placements and the possibility of student exchange with overseas universities.   

Throughout the four-year programme students acquire knowledge and skills that not only foster professional preparation, but also bring about personal growth.

Choosing the profession of occupational therapy affords you the opportunity to make a change in people’s lives and this can be a source of considerable satisfaction. 

I thank you for the interest you have shown in our programme and invite you to contact us if you have any comments or questions.

Mr René Mifsud

Opening Ceremony and Meetings for Freshers
Lectures for continuing day and evening courses are set to commence on Monday, 25th September 2017, whilst lectures for new students following day and evening courses will commence on Thursday, 5th October 2017. Details on the opening ceremony and compulsory meetings for freshers are available here
Courses to be Offered as from October 2017

A list of courses to be offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, together with details on individual courses and links to further information on the procedure for application submission are available via the prospective students page.

Dates for interviews that will be held with applicants for limited number courses (in the event of over-subscription), as well as interviews to be held with applicants considered in terms of the ‘Adult Learner’ clause are available here.


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