School of Occupational Therapy (PUScOT)

Dean’s Message

Occupational Dean of PUScOT, Prof. Nathan Vytialingam

Occupational Therapy is a relatively new field in Malaysia which makes it a novel and exciting career to consider. This noble profession requires dedicated individuals who are willing to give a helping hand to people from all walks of life. The occupational therapy programmes at Perdana University are designed with academic rigour and vigour to produce professionals of the field. Supervision and guidance is provided throughout the entire programme. Students are trained by a team of academicians and practitioners with relevant industry experience. The learning process involves an apprenticeship where knowledge and skills are passed from senior practitioners to a new generation of occupational therapists. There is a global demand for professionally trained occupational therapists. As such, the training provided at Perdana University will ensure that you have the necessary skills to meet this demand. The skills acquired are not just field specific, but will also include soft skills needed to function well in a professional and social environment. In addition, pastoral care is a key feature of the programme ensuring that your development is holistic in nature. 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.

Prof. Nathan Vytialingam,
Dean of Perdana University School of Occupational Therapy (PUScOT)


Ensuring an inclusive education provision in the field of occupational therapy, which include basic science, skills of treatment implementation, information technology as well as research.

Ensuring that the occupational therapy students are equipped with the necessary knowledge, soft skills, and clinical experience upon the completion of the programme.

Ensuring the dissemination of knowledge and skills of diverse fields of occupational therapy, which include orthopaedics, medical, surgical, paediatric and psychiatry to the students.

Ensuring that the curriculum cultivates a sense of safety, creativity, innovation, cultural sensitivity, positivity, competency, and responsibility among the students.

World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)

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

Sharon Brintnell
Past President, World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)

Malaysia’s PREMIER University
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