Location: Lithuania, Klaipeda
Type: Bachelor, full-time
Nominal duration: 4 years (240 ECTS)
Study language: English
Awards: BSc (Bachelor of Health Sciences)
Tuition fee: €1569
Application fee: The Application fee for degree study programmes is for citizens of the EU member states or countries of the European Economic Area (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan), as well as those who have a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania: €55. For other students: €200. (Application fee is non refundable).
Application deadline: June 30, 2019
Online application: https://apply.ku.lt/
Studies commence September 2
Bachelor in Occupational Therapy
Ergotherapy is a very appreciated specialty abroad, boasting the highest job satisfaction and wage rates, and it is becoming increasingly popular in Lithuania.
The studies at Klaipėda University last 3,5 years; great attention is paid to the training of practical skills. Classes and practices take place in special schools and rehabilitation centres and hospitals. Students are trained through a problem-based teaching method, i.e. they are encouraged not to repeat information, but to develop the skills of clinical analysis and creative thinking. They are offered great international opportunities: student can choose an international elective and to study together with students from Belgium, England, or Denmark. Under the Erasmus + programme, they can study in PXL University College in Belgium or Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Each year, students of ergotherapy present their research papers in an international student conference in Rīga Stradiņš University.
The structure of the curriculum
Basics of Occupational Therapy: Theories and Models, Anathomy, Physiology, Pathology; Biomechanics and Dynamic Anatomy; Module I. Basics of Rehabilitation; Module II. Occupational Therapy for Physically Disabled; Innovative Technologies in Occupational Therapy; Module V. Problems in Occupation and Occupational Therapy in Different Age Groups; Module VI. Psychosocial Occupational Therapy; Creative Methods in Occupational Therapy.
Ergotherapists work in health care institutions: rehabilitation hospitals, rehabilitation centres, sanatoria, centres for early children’s rehabilitation, special education institutions, care institutions, centres for professional rehabilitation, and day care centres for the disabled. They can be especially helpful when working with children with the autism spectrum or other developmental disorders; they often work in private practice.
“Presentation of research works in scientific conferences helped my future employer to notice me and create a job for me, therefore, I received a job offer still during the studies”: Monika Kasiliauskaitė, Švėkšna Psychiatry Department of the Klaipėda Seamen’s Hospital.