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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

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Occupational Therapy is a health profession that deals with therapeutic management of various bodily dysfunctions and mental disorders both mental health and mental retradation. The aim through this health giving process is to normalise and regain the lost functions of any individual who suffers through any disorders listed above. The basis of the this process of Treatment is on scientific basis and principles.

When you may want see a Occupational Therapist?

  • Decrease in any component of activities of daily living (ADL) (ie.Feeding skills, dressing, hygiene, functional transfer etc.).
  • Decrease in sitting/standing balance (both static and dynamic) related to functional tasks.
  • Selecting an assistive/adaptive device (reacher, dressing aid, adaptive utensils).
  • Contractures of upper extremities.
  • Decrease in range of motion (ROM) in upper extremities.
  • Increase/decrease in muscle tone.
  • Decrease in positioning abilities.
  • Decrease on wheelchair propulsion.
  • Decrease in safety awareness related to ADL performance.
  • Increase in short of breath (SOB) (ie. energy conservation techniques)
  • Decrease in ability to respond to verbal, auditory or tactile stimulation.
  • Decreased orientation to person, place or time.
  • Decreased motor planning (forgets which step comes next).
  • Decreased perception (neglect of body parts, impairment in body scheme, depth perception, apraxias).
  • Splinting needs (hand braces).
  • Decreased fine motor coordination.
  • Problems associated with upper extremities (shoulder dislocation, forzen shoulder, rotater cuff teat etc etc.)
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    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OFFERED BY IPH
    To learn the skills of Occupational Therapy it is essential to acquire knowledge and application of the medical health sciences and clinical sciences. An Occupational Therapist is able to prevent, identify, assess, correct or alleviate acute or prolonged movement dysfunction or Mental Disorders or illnesses.
    Occupational Therapist may work in hospital, clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools for handicapped children, geriatric centers, nursing homes, Drug Abuse Centers, Psychiatry Clinics, Centers for the Mentally Retarded, and Child Development Centers etc.
    Occupational Therapist can also be self employed practitioners, clinical or academic teachers or researchers, consultants, advisors etc. They have a tremendous role to play in mental subnormality and mental health of a disabled person.

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    COURSE STUDY
    Bachelor of Science (Hons) Occupational Therapy course conducted at IPH is affiliated to the University of Delhi. The duration of course is three years and six months internship. The students during entire period of study has to complete the prescribed hours of curriculum.
    S. No. Subjects No. of hours
    FIRST YEAR THEORY
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    Anatomy
    Physiology
    Pathology & Pharamcology
    Fundamentals of O.T.
    Therapeutic Activities
    English Qualifying
    Hindi Compulsory **
    120
    120
    80
    80
    80
    40
    40
    FIRST YEAR PRACTICALS
    8.
    9.
    10.
    Anatomy
    Physiology
    Therapeutic Activities
    60
    60
    640
    SECOND YEAR THEORY
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14.

    15.

    Psychology
    Medical Conditions
    Surgical Conditions
    Occupational Therapy in
    Medical Conditions (Part-I)
    Occupational Therapy in
    Surgical Conditions (Part-I)
    80
    175
    175
    200

    200

    SECOND YEAR PRACTICALS
    16.

    Occupational Therapy
    Clinical Training
    500

    THIRD YEAR THEORY
    17.

    18.

    19.

    20.

    21.

    Bio-Mechanics and
    Kinesiology
    Occupational Therapy in
    Medical Conditions (Part-II)
    Occupational Therapy in
    Surgical Conditions (Part-II)
    Occupational Therapy for
    Mentally Impaired
    Disability Prevention and
    Rehabilitation
    120

    150

    150

    140

    220

    THIRD YEAR PRACTICALS
    22.

    Occupational Therapy
    Clinical Training
    500

    INTERNSHIP

    Clinical Field Work

    Total hours
    950
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    4880

    ** As per clause 2 A of the ordinance 5 of the University of Delhi.

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    BASIS OF ADMISSION
    The selection of candidates for admission to Bachelor of Science (Hons) Occupational Therapy course is made on the basis of merit in the Entrance Test. For information on Foreign student admission or general admission criteria contact IPH directly by postal mail.

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    ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS
    Candidates seeking admission to Bachelor of Science (Hons) Occupational Therapy course must have passed the examination of Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education (12 Years) or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto with 50% marks or more marks in the aggregate of four subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English) provided the student has passed in each subject separately or its equivalent.

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    AGE
    The Candidate should have completed seventeen years of age before the 1st day of October in the year in which he/she seeks admission.

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    NUMBER OF SEATS
    General Category 22
    Schedule Tribe 03
    Schesule Caste 05
    Foreign Nationals 02
    State Nomination where
    similar facillities of
    teaching are not available.
    03


    Total Number of seats = 35

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    HOSTEL FACILITY
    Accomodation is available to outstation candiates. Hostelers are governed by the rules and regulations as laid down in the hostel manual.

    Source of above information: IPH handouts. For up-to-date information contact IPH directly by postal mail at
    The Institute for the Physically Handicapped
    4, Vishnu Digamber Marg
    New Delhi-110002 (India)
    Phone: 3312403
    3316378

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