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DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

The Division of Occupational Therapy (OT) has been established since 2008 receiving the university policy for interdisciplinary education. The OT program was already approved by the higher organizations (Mahidol University Council; the Office of the Higher Education Commission or OHEC, Ministry of Education; and the Occupational Therapy Professional Committee: OTPC). In the year of 2014, the MU’s Bachelor of Science Degree in OT has been granted by meeting the educational standard of the WFOT. Under the Act of the Practice of the Art of Healing, Ministry of Public Health, the new OT program has been endorsed by the OTPC – Educational Approval, dated February 14th 2017.

Vision:

To be an internationally recognized of OT education framework focusing occupation-based practice (OBP) in 2020

Mission:

To produce OT graduates with OBP capability

Program objectives:

  • Describe the concept of occupations in skill development for self-care, work/ education, leisure, rest and social participation in family and community context
  • Apply professional ethics and standard of practice of occupational therapy to society
  • Evaluate human occupations related to physical, mental, learning and developmental performances across lifespans
  • Design the use of OBP relevant to the impairment of physical, mental, social, and developmental abilities in linking the context of family and community

Expected learning outcomes (ELOs) of occupational therapy (OT) are clearly formatted based on the vision and mission of Mahidol University, Professional Standards for the Art of Healing in Occupational Therapy and WFOT (World Federation of Occupational Therapists). Moreover, this program spearheads by using Occupation-Based Practice (OBP) which is a central core of occupational therapy. OBP refers to using occupation as the means and ends of intervention in utilizing meaningful and purposeful activities based on the client’s needs, health and the engagement in everyday life. This program produces occupational therapists in qualified knowledge and professional skills with morals and ethics.

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) practice education requires OT students to participate in 1,000 hours of placements/ clinical fieldwork. However, professional education courses of OT program at Mahidol University, there are 17 credits for 1,020 hours in clinical practices.

Expected learning outcomes are designated for students in which they must meet these outcomes after graduation.

  1. Classify occupation within client, family and community contexts
  2. Apply occupational therapy models, frames of reference and theories into occupation-based practice (OBP) for interventions to achieve expected outcomes
  3. Uphold personal leadership, professional ethics, regulation and standard of practice for clients
  4. Analyze evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in occupational therapy for utilizing with clients
  5. Evaluate human performance including physical, mental, learning, and developmental abilities across lifespan
  6. Create proficient skills in the analysis of occupation and activity in the practice of occupational therapy
  7. Design occupation-based practice (OBP) for people with physical, mental, learning, and developmental impairments and wellness within family and community contexts
  8. Reflect outcomes of occupation-based practice (OBP) for client, family and society
  9. Generate new ideas from lesson learn and research in occupational therapy

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the undergraduate program in Occupational Therapy are considered on the basis of the High School Certificate or completion of Mathayom 6 (Grade 12) and the competitive entrance examination annually and specifically organized by the Ministry of Education or Mahidol University

Curriculum Structure

A. General education courses 30 Credits
- Humanities and social science 9 Credits
- Languages 9 Credits
- Science and mathematics 7 Credits
- Health and Recreation 5 Credits
B. Occupational Therapy courses 97 Credits
- Basic courses 24 Credits
- Professional courses 73 Credits
3. Elective courses 6 Credits
Total 133 Credits

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