What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. As an occupational therapist you would help people live their lives to the fullest by ensuring their home, workplace and community are accessible and safe. The occupational therapist focuses on the provision of aids and adaptation to ease daily activities.

Five Reasons to Pursue an Occupational Therapy Degree

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Occupational Therapy
Degree at Perdana University

This programme is designed with academic vigour to produce professionals with knowledge and skills that are blended. There is a global demand for professionally trained occupational therapists. The training provided in this programme will ensure that you have the necessary skills to meet this demand. The skills acquired are not just field specific but will also include the soft skills needed to function well in a professional and social environment.

Experts Say

E. Sharon Brintwell
(Past President of the The World
Federation of Occupational Therapists)

“Occupational therapy is a health profession that creates opportunities for people with activity limitations to re-engage with their lives.”

Professor Nathan Vytialingam
(Dean of the School of
Occupational Therapy)

“To those who choose this field at Perdana University, be prepared to grow. You have much ahead of you as you delve further into a learning experience that will develop your potential to be the best occupational therapist that you can be.”

Advantages Of Studying Occupational Therapy in Perdana University

  • Four-year honours degree.
  • Two highly specialised modules only offered at Perdana University — occupational therapy in elderly care, and in sexuality and disability.
  • Clinical placements in community centres, government institutions and NGOs.
  • Perdana University will give opportunity for 1,360 clinical hours. The World Federation of Occupational Therapists requires 1,000 clinical hours.

Course details

The training provided at Perdana University’s BSc in Occupational Therapy, will ensure that you have the necessary skills to meet the global demand for occupational therapists.


Students will be exposed to an array of introductory subjects related to occupational therapy. What this does is enable them to identify, describe and relate the concepts of occupational therapy in their jobs and in everyday living. There will be anatomy, orthopaedic and general pharmacology too.


Students will be exposed to the specifics of occupational therapy assessments and interventions. These are learnable via subjects such as neurological and paediatric conditions, orthotics and prosthetics, pressure garments, kinesiology and biomechanics in occupational therapy.


Students will learn a number of specific subjects including ergonomics, elderly care, sensory integration and special education for children with disabilities. Research methodology, management of occupational therapy services will also be part of the syllabus.


In the final year, students will be exposed to subjects that are geared towards entry into serving and community service. These include subjects such as community based rehabilitation, health promotion, work rehabilitation and driving rehabilitation.

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Up to RM200,000 Worth of Scholarships Per Student.

Focused Classrooms with Low Student-Lecturer Ratio.

Top Recognised Medical University Locally & Internationally.

The only private university in Malaysia to provide BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy that is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapist.

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