BACHELOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (B.O.T.)
Recognized By: All India Occupational Therapy Association (AIOTA) & World Federation of Occupational Therapy
Course Duration: A 4 ½ year degree course, including 4 yrs academic and 6 months of internship training in the various departments as laid down by the Gujarat University.
Intake capacity (Total Seats): 50 seats
Fee Structure: Fees as Per Honorable Retd. Justice R. J. Shah Fee Committee.
Eligibility: A Candidate must have passed at the external evaluation in Higher Secondary examination under 10+2 education pattern or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English subjects.
Eligible Candidate should have completed the age of 17 years by 31st December of the year of his / her joining the college.
- Government Quota Seats (75% of Total Seats) Admission through Centralized Medical Admission Committee of Govt. Of Gujarat on the basis of merit at B. J. Medical College Ahmedabad.
- NRI Quota Seats (15% of Total Seats) & Management Quota Seats (10% of Total Seats), Admission will be done by the Institute as per Honorable Supreme Court of India / Govt. of Gujarat / Gujarat University norms.
University Affiliated & Govt. approved first college of Occupational Therapy in Gujarat.
This course aims to educate and train candidates to be competent occupational therapy professionals, with independent assessment and clinical reasoning, skills, and effective treatment planning and implementation abilities, towards those who need such services. They will uphold the dignity and high standards of the profession and serve their clients with dedication and compassion.
Occupational Therapy is a health profession that helps handicap persons participate fully in life through the use of treatment modalities such as purposeful activities, exercises (through machines, equipments, manual), providing assistive devices, environmental restructuring, ergonomic training, functional training etc.
Clients receiving occupational therapy intervention range from infants to elders.
Occupational therapy deals with patient with physical limitation (fracture, back ache, arthritis etc), neurological limitation (Cerebral palsy, Parkinson disease, Head injury), mental (Schizophrenia, Depression, Drug abuse) and emotional disturbance (Autism, Behavioral problems).
Job Prospects: Occupational Therapists works in:
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Normal and Special Schools
- Occupational Therapy Colleges
- Clinics and Nursing Homes
- Private Practice
- Can go to foreig
Occupational therapy makes Best Jobs List. The Profession of occupational therapy was ranked 32 out of 50 on MONEY Magazines list of Best jobs in America. The high ranking comes from variety of job factors including an average salary of $ 51,973 and a 10 year forecast for 34% job growth rate.
Employment of Occupational therapists is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014.
Occupational therapists can earn Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 and more per month within a couple of years in India.
Recession proof industry hence secured career.
Flexible work timings. Students and housewives can work/practice from home clinic at their suitable time.
Very bright career prospects in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Gulf Country etc. where you can earn $ 50.000 per month within a year.
You can get Visa immediately on the basis of Bachelor of occupational therapy degree.
PG & SPECIALIZATION IN INDIA AND ABORAD
COULD GO FOR PG IN : ORTHOPAEDICS, NEUROLOGY, PSYCHIATRY, DISABILITY MANAGEMENT, PAEDIATRICS, AND REHABILITATION AT MUMBAI, DELHI, CUTTACK, NAGPUR, CHENNAI, KOLKATA & MANIPAL AND VARIOUS FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES.
Detail Training Programme
1st Year: Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Bio-Medical Physics & , Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy – I
2nd Year: Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy – II, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapeutics – I, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Biostatistics & Research Methodology.
3rd Year: Occupational Therapeutics – II, Medicine, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Neuro & Neurosurgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Plastic Surgery, Cardio thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Ortho traumatic & Non traumatic, ENT & Radiology.
4th Year: Occupational therapy in Orthopedic Conditions, Occupational therapy in Neurological Conditions, Occupational therapy in Psychiatric Conditions, Occupational therapy in Medical & Surgical Conditions, Rehabilitation & Activities of Daily Living.