Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

HSC1002 Disease Prevention and Control 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY1313 An Overview of Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1615 Developmental Psychology - Child and Adolescent 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1500 General Anatomy 1 2 ECTS (NC)
ANA1503 Regional Anatomy: Thorax 2 ECTS (NC)
ANA1505 Regional Anatomy: Upper Limb 4 ECTS (NC)
IHC1002 Introduction to First Aid 2 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS (NC)
OCT1035 Foundations of Occupational Therapy 1: Professional Identity, History and Paradigms 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB1101 Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1506 Regional Anatomy: Lower Limb 4 ECTS (NC)
DBS1001 Disability Issues for Health Professionals 2 ECTS (NC)
IHC2013 Health Promotion and Health Education 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT1012 Human Occupation Across the Lifespan 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT1013 Block Clinical Placement 2 ECTS (NC)
PHB1102 Renal Physiology and Haematology 4 ECTS (NC)
SOR0210 Data Treatment and Probability 2 ECTS




Summer Period

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

OCT1014 Practicum and Seminar 2 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year II: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

OCT2023 Introduction to Psychosocial Dysfunction 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CPH2402 Pharmacology for Allied Health Care Professionals 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT2014 Practicum and Seminar 1 3 ECTS (NC)
OCT2021 Theoretical and Conceptual Knowledge in Occupational Therapy 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT2043 Kinesiology: Application to Human Movement in the Context of Activity 4 ECTS (NC)
PAT2121 Pathology 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY2405 Psychology of Learning for Health Carers 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY2641 Psychology of Helping 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1508 Regional Anatomy: Neuroanatomy (including Dissection) 4 ECTS (NC)
ANA2509 Regional Anatomy: Head, Neck and Vertebral Column 4 ECTS (NC)
HSC1003 An Introduction to Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
OCT2015 Practicum and Seminar 2 3 ECTS (NC)
OCT2022 Introduction to Physical Dysfunction 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT2024 Occupational Therapy Skills and Media 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT2026 Basic Clinical Skills 4 ECTS (NC)




Summer Period

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

OCT2010 Block Clinical Placement 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year III: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

OCT3022 Advanced Psychosocial Clinical Skills 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

HSC3002 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
OCT3015 Practicum and Seminar 1 3 ECTS (NC)
OCT3023 Conditions in Psychosocial Dysfunction 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3027 Performance Skills and Client Factors in Neurorehabilitation 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3028 Occupational Performance Areas and Contexts 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3055 Psychopathology 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3057 Medical Speciality Area: Neurology 2 ECTS (NC)
OCT3058 Medical Speciality Area: Orthopaedics 2 ECTS (NC)
OCT3059 Medical Speciality Area: Paediatrics 2 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

OCT3016 Practicum and Seminar 2 3 ECTS (NC)
OCT3026 Advanced Application of Theory in Paediatric Practice 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3029 Principles of Biomechanical Intervention in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3046 Conditions of Human Physical Dysfunction 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3047 Occupational Therapy Practice in Geriatrics 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3060 Interventions in Acute and Sub-acute Medical Care 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT3102 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Disability 2 ECTS (NC)




Summer Period

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

OCT3014 Block Clinical Placement 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year IV: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR FOUR

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

OCT4103 Professional Issues 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT4200 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

OCT4021 Advanced Skills Laboratories - Biomechanical Frame of Reference 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT4022 Advanced Skills Laboratories - Neurorehabilitation 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT4023 Advanced Skills Laboratories - Paediatric Practice 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT4024 Advanced Skills Laboratories - Psychosocial Practice 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT4027 Professional Behaviour and Leadership for Occupational Therapists 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT4038 Aspects of Person-Environment Fit in relation to Occupational Performance 2 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DBS3001 Universal Design: Access for All 2 ECTS (NC)
OCT4019 Assistive Technology 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT4010 Block Clinical Placement 10 ECTS (NC)
OCT4025 Occupation Focused Role Emerging Practice 4 ECTS (NC)
OCT4026 Framing Practice through an Occupation-based Perspective 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year IV: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.Sc. (Hons) in Occupational Therapy: 240 ECTS credits


This programme of study is governed by "The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019" and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 3 March 2021
 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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