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Top Occupational Theraphy Colleges In Coimbatore

Occupational therapy (OT) is a science degree-based, health and social care profession, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Occupational therapy takes a "whole-person approach" to both mental and physical health and wellbeing and enables individuals to achieve their full potential Occupational therapists play a critical role in helping people of all ages overcome the effects of disability caused by illness, ageing or accident so that they can carry out everyday tasks or occupations.

A wide range of employment opportunities are available for students of occupational therapy. Community health centers, rehabilitation centers and mental health services also employ Occupational therapists. Schools and commercial organizations are a few other places where Occupational therapists can get employment. They can also be concerned in ergonomic consultations in corporate firms as well as architectural arenas for better accessibility by people who are physically challenged.

Bachelor of Occupational therapy (BOT)

Duration

Four years of academic program and six months of internship.

BOT Courses & Eligibility Criteria

Male and Female candidates are eligible to apply.
Candidates should have passed HSC or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Vocational stream is not eligible for admission.
Should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st december of the admission year.

To get a better idea about the course structure and syllabus, let us take a look at some of the important subjects present in the program. BOT program is divided into 4 academic years. We will check out important subjects present in each academic year

1st year subjects
  • Human Anatomy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • Biomedical Physics
2nd year subjects
  • Occupational Therapeutics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biostatistics
3rd year subjects
  • Occupational Therapeutics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paediatrics
  • Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Neurosurgery
  • General Surgery
  • ENT and Radiology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
4th year subjects
  • Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Psychiatric Conditions
  • Medical and Surgical Conditions
  • Rehabilitation

B.O.T Entrance exams in India

Admission tests in occupational therapy are mentioned below

  • All India Entrance Exams
  • CMC Vellore Entrance Exam
  • SVNIRTAR NIOH Common Entrance Test
  • Manipal University Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Entrance Exam
  • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR) Entrance Exam
  • K.M.C.H. College of Occupational Therapy Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University Entrance Exam.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Pursuing a PG course will definitely add more value to one's skill set! It helps one become more employable. One of the major advantages of pursuing PG course is that it helps one specialize in a particular discipline within the field of Occupational therapy. The most popular PG course among graduates is MOT. It stands for Master of Occupational Therapy. It is a 2 years long PG course. MOT course could be used to specialize in the following disciplines-

  • Paediatrics
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Disability Management


Other than MOT, another good PG course available in front of graduates is M.Sc. There exists many Government and Private institutes offering M.Sc. Occupational Therapy course. M.Sc. course can also be used to specialize in the above mentioned disciplines.

Apart from the above mentioned Degree programs, there also exists valuable PG Diplomaas well as PG Certificate Occupational Therapy courses in India and abroad.

If you want to acquire management skills after graduation, MBA course will help you out! It is a 2 years long PG course and will help one take on administrative jobs after completing it.

MOT Courses & Eligibility Criteria
  • Male and Female candidates are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should have passed B.O.T Degree course
Career options
  • Teacher
  • Consultant
  • OT technician
  • OT nurse
  • Rehabilitation therapy assistant
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Private practitioner
  • Occupational therapist
  • Service delivery manager
  • Lab technician
  • Medical record technician
  • National sales manager
  • OT in-charge
  • Critical care nursing in charge

BOT/MOT College in Coimbatore

KMCH College of Occupational Therapy

The KMCH College of Occupational Therapy was established in the year 1995 as a unit of the Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust. The College of Occupational Therapy is recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu and is affiliated to the T.N. Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. It is also recognized by the All India Occupational Therapists Association (AIOTA) and World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) the licensing body for Occupational therapist's, which gives added advantage to the graduates of KMCHCOT to study and work anywhere in India and abroad.

The KMCH College of Occupational therapy offers both the B.O.T (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy - four and half year) and M.O.T (Master of Occupational Therapy programme -two years full time course) which started in the year 2005 in three specialties of Mental Health, Child Health and Neurology. Students in both the programs learn the skills in Health conditions, Human Occupations, Evaluation, Intervention and Research methods in O.T Clinical practice is required before graduation in each program.

Year started 1995
Affiliated Dr. M.G.R. Medical University , Tamil Nadu
Website http://www.kmchcot.ac.in
Location Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust,No. 940/1A&B, Kovai Estate, Kalapatti Road, Coimbatore- 641048
BOT
  • Advanced OT in Neurology
  • Advanced OT in Pediatrics
  • Advanced OT in Psychiatry
MOT
  • Advanced OT in Neurology
  • Advanced OT in Pediatrics
  • Advanced OT in Psychiatry

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