The aim of the study programme Occupational Therapy is to educate and train specialists who would have comprehensive knowledge in occupational therapy, the basics of research, and practical skills required for the work of an occupational therapist, for the analysis of a person’s occupational performance, and for the formation of the aims and objectives of occupational therapy.
AFTER GRADUATION YOU CAN:
- Apply for a license to practice occupational therapy
- Provide occupational therapy services
- Continue your education by entering master or PhD programmes
Structure of programme
YEAR 1 General university education subjects (Introduction to Studies, Professional Language (Latin language, Lithuanian culture), Fundamental subjects in the study field (Phylosophy, Ethics, Psychology, Anatomy, Cytology, Genetics), First aid, Speciality subjects (OT; Theory and Models of OT), PRACTICE I
YEAR 2 Speciality subjects (OT; OT in Elderly and Old Age), General university education subjects, Fundamental subjects in the study field (Physiology, Pathology, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation), PRACTICE II
YEAR 3 Speciality subjects (Activity Problems and OT for patients with Mental Disorders, Activity Disorders and OT, OT in Community), General university education subjects (Health and Medicine), PRACTICE III
YEAR 4 Speciality subjects (Management of Health Care System and Scientific Research in OT, Human Occupation and Environment), PRACTICE IV, V, Preparation and Defence of Bachelor’s Thesis
WHY STUDY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AT LSMU?
- Clinical skills developed in the largest clinical hospital in the Baltic States.
- Degree and professional qualification recognized in EU.
- Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up 25 % of the total student population at LSMU.
- Occupational Therapy programme is approved by World Federation of Occupational Therapy.
- Possibility to spend a semester abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
- Support system for students’ adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling.
- Problem-based learning curriculum, which allows students to solve clinical cases, conduct research, discuss and present hypothetical theories, solutions or recommendations.
- Small groups, i.e. up to 10 students, in clinical courses.