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Occupational Therapy 職業治療

職業治療師,是指擁有職能治療專業技術,並領有職業治療師證照者。職業治療師藉著使用「有目的性的活動」來治療或協助生理、心理、發展障礙或社會功能上有障礙及需要的人,使他們能獲得最大的生活獨立性。

除了在醫院、診所,如:復健科、精神科、骨科、外科、神經內科等提供民眾治療外,職能治療所、社區精神復健機構、長者機構、特殊教育學校、等亦可見職能治療師服務。

職業治療師的主要職責是?

不少人以為「職業治療」中的「職業」,純粹與工作有關;其實,一個人每日會花時間去做的,也是「職業」,例如,小朋友的「職業」是學生和遊戲,成年人的「職業」是從事某工作崗位,長者的「職業」則可能是湊孫、休閒等。身為職業治療師,就是要為那些不能應付生活上不同「職業」的人,評估病況,提供治療,讓接受治療者可再度自我照顧,例如進食、個人衛生、穿衣、如廁、沐浴等,並且能如常參與社區、工作、學習、休閒等;所以,為病者安排適當的生活環境設備、家務管理,還有身心健康輔導,都是職業治療師的工作之一。

香港一向缺專業醫療人才,職業治療師人手更是奇缺,數據指,本地註冊職業治療師與病人人數比例,平均約1: 3800,與其他國家比較,如澳洲,約1: 2000,相距頗大,所以職業治療學畢業生非常吃香,起薪點接近3萬 (Master Pay Scale 14)

在香港開設同類學科的大學及入學條件

Hong Kong Polytechnic University 香港理工大學

JUPAS Code: JS3624
Programme Name: BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
Study Duration: 4 years
Entry Requirement: 2020 Average Best 6 DSE Score: 32.8
English Requirement: DSE Level 3
Additional Requirement: Applicants with good results in science subjects (Biology and/or Physics) are preferred.
Tuition Fee: $HKD 42,100
Website: http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/ug/jupas/2021/js3624

Tung Wah College 東華學院

JUPAS Code:
JSST04  
Programme Name: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
Study Duration: 4 Years
Entry Requirement: Here
English Requirement: DSE Level 4 is preferred
Additional Requirement: Interview
Tuition Fee: HKD $74,200
Website: https://www.twc.edu.hk/en/Programmes/bsot

課程大綱參考

Year 1

Year One of the programme includes compulsory university subjects such as Freshman Seminar for Broad Discipline in Health Science and fundamental language subjects, and Foundation Subjects such as Human Physiology, Human Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, and Foundation Psychology for Rehabilitation Professionals. The core subject of occupational therapy is introduced in OT Theory and Process I.

Year 2

Year Two of the programme includes Foundation Subjects in occupational therapy such as Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, Clinical Sciences and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The core occupational therapy discipline is introduced in subjects such as Human Occupations and OT Foundations in Human Performance and Enabling Occupation in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Year 3

Year Three of the programme emphasises core occupational therapy disciplines: Psychosocial Practice, Medical & Neurorehabilitation, Developmental Conditions, Environmental Issues and Assistive Technology.

Year 4

Year Four of the programme extends to applied subjects such as Aging and Geriatric Practice and Vocational Rehabilitation. There is also a capstone project and a service-learning subject in the final year.

Clinical education is an important component of the programme. It is delivered through clinical placements in various settings in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and overseas. Students are required to undertake 1,000 hours of clinical placement throughout the programme in five blocks.

*資料來源香港理工大學

開設同類學科的海外大學及入學條件

University of Liverpool

Programme Name: Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)
Study Duration: 3 Years
DSE Entry Requirement: 4,4,4/ IB 30
English Requirement: IELTS Overall 7.0 No subset lower than (6.5)
Additional Requirement: Interview
Tuition Fee: £22,400 GBP
Basic Info: Link
Website: Here

The University of East Anglia

Programme Name: BSc OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Study Duration: 3 Years
Entry Requirement: DSE 4, 4, 4/ IB 31
English Requirement: Minimum IELTS 7.0 no lower than 7.0 in each section.
Additional Requirement: Interview, Health Screening
Tuition Fee: £15,900 GBP
Basic Info: Link
Website: Here

Monash University

Programme Name: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
CRICOS Code: 082509C
Study Duration: 4 Years
Entry Requirement: HKDSE Best 5: 18/ IB  29
English Requirement: 6.5 overall score for IELTS (Academic) with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0
Additional Requirement: NA
Tuition Fee: A$41,900
Basic Info: Link
Website: https://www.monash.edu/study/courses/find-a-course/2021/occupational-therapy-m3001?international=true#course-structure-3

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

Programme Name Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
CRICOS Code 0101261
Study Duration 4 Years
Entry Requirement HKDSE 18 Points/ IB 25
English Requirement IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.
Additional Requirement

First Aid and/or CPR certification is required to meet the professional requirements of the degree.

Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children check.

Tuition Fee Au $ 38,000
Basic Info Link
Website https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-ug-bachelor-of-science-physiotherapy–b-phyth/

University Of Alberta

Programme Name: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc OT)
Study Duration: 26 Months
Entry Requirement: Applicants must have completed at minimum a four-year undergraduate degree, or its academic equivalent in any discipline from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta (ie, BA, BSc, BCom, BEd, BPE, BFA, etc) Applicants may apply before their degree is complete.
English Requirement: IELTS: (Academic) minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least 6.0 on each band
Additional Requirement: Interview
Tuition Fee: NA
Basic Info: Link
Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/occupational-therapy/mscot/msc-in-occupational-therapy/admissions.html

QUEENS UNIVERSITY

Programme Name Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy MSc(OT)
Study Duration 24 Months
Entry Requirement To be eligible for admission, students must have a four-year baccalaureate degree with a minimum second- class standing from a recognized university.
English Requirement International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – minimum score required: 8.
Additional Requirement Interview, Admission is normally restricted to candidates who are Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents (landed immigrants) prior to the closing date for receipt of applications.
Tuition Fee NA
Basic Info Link
Website https://www.rehab.queensu.ca/academic-programs/mscot/admission

Otago Polytechnic

Programme Name: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Study Duration: Three Years
Entry Requirement: Here
English Requirement: Overall Academic IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score lower than 6.5 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years
Additional Requirement: You may be required to attend an interview to provide clarification of issues raised within the application.
Tuition Fee: NZ $25,970
Basic Info: Link
Website: https://www.op.ac.nz/study/health-and-community/occupational-therapy/bachelor-of-occupational-therapy/

Auckland University of Technology

Programme Name Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
Study Duration Three Years
Entry Requirement Here
English Requirement IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with all bands 6.5 or higher
Additional Requirement Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Children’s Act 2014, including police clearance
Tuition Fee NZ $34,513
Basic Info Link
Website https://www.aut.ac.nz/study/study-options/health-sciences/courses/bachelor-of-health-science-in-occupational-therapy

*資料來源The University of Birmingham, The University of Bradford

課程大綱參考

University of Liverpool

Year 1
Concepts of Inclusive Practice (OCCU136)
Evidence for Practice in Occupational Therapy 1 (OCCU174)
Foundations of Occupational Performance (OCCU116)
Foundation Sciences for Occupational Therapy (OCCU115)
Occupational Therapy Core Skills 1 (OCCU111)
Professional Practice in Context (OCCU120)
Year 2
Critical Appraisal for Evidence Based Practice (OCCU240)
Developing Professional Identity (OCCU220)
Educational Programmes for Health and Well-being (& Pp4)
Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan (OCCU210)
Occupational Therapy Core Skills 2 (OCCU215)
Well-being Through Occupation (OCCU236)
Year 3
Creativity and Innovation (OCCU332)
Environment and Occupational Performance (OCCU330)
Service Commissioning for Occupational Therapists (OCCU325)
Systematic Review (OCCU340)
Transition to Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist (& Pp6) (OCCU320)

 

Monash University

Part A. Foundation occupation and health studies
Human structure and function 1
Human structure and function 2
Foundations of health in primary clinical care
Professional issues OCC1021  
Psychology for occupational therapy
Human occupation and development 
Health promotion in occupational therapy
Part B. Enabling occupation studies
Foundations of occupational therapy practice
Foundation clinical sciences for occupational therapy
Introduction to occupational therapy professional practice
Occupational performance, capabilities and components
Enabling occupation: Performance challenges 1A
Enabling occupation: Performance challenges 1B
Enabling occupation 2: Performance challenges in population health
Part C. Evidence, research and practice studies
Skills for evidence based practice 1
Skills for evidence based practice 2
Occupational therapy honours research project 1
Occupational therapy honours research project 2
Part D. Professional practice
Enabling occupation: Fieldwork experience 1B
Transition to practice 1
Advanced professional practice
Transition to practice 2

*資料來源 University of Liverpool, Monash University

畢業後如何註冊

成功完成四年課程,考取到職業治療學學士(榮譽)資格後,表示已符合本港「輔助醫療業管理局」的「職業治療師管理委員會」執業註冊要求,畢業生會取得專業認證執業資格,成為註冊職業治療師。

根 據 《 輔 助 醫 療 業 條 例 》 第 1 2 ( 1 ) ( a ) 條 註 冊

持 有 《 職 業 治 療 師 ( 註 冊 及 紀 律 處 分 程 序 ) 規 例 》 第 4 條 所 列 明 註 冊 資 格 的 人 士 , 即 具 備 註 冊 成 為 職 業 治 療 師 的 資 格 :

  • 香 港 理 工 學 院 或 香 港 理 工 大 學 頒 授 的 職 業 治 療 學 學 士 學 位 ;
  • 香 港 理 工 學 院 於 1 9 9 4 年 1 月 1 日 或 之 前 頒 授 的 職 業 治 療 學 專 業 文 憑 ; 或
  • 委 員 會 頒 發 的 證 明 書 , 述 明 其 通 過 委 員 會 為 施 行 本 條 例 第 1 2 ( 1 ) ( a ) 條 而 根 據 《 輔 助 醫 療 業 條 例 》 第 1 5 A 條 舉 辦 的 有 關 職 業 治 療 的 考 試 。

根 據 《 輔 助 醫 療 業 條 例 》 第 1 2 ( 1 ) ( b ) 條 註 冊

( 下 列 評 審 準 則 於 2015 年 5 月 1 日 生 效 , 及 於 2017 年 6 月 26 日 起 加 入 註 2 及 註 4 。)

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下 列 人 士 有 資 格 根 據 《 輔 助 醫 療 業 條 例 》 第 12(1)(b) 條 註 冊 為 職 業 治 療 師 -

(a) 修 畢 世 界 職 業 治 療 師 聯 合 會 (World Federation of Occupational Therapists) 認 可 的 課 程 ;

(b) 在 合 資 格 職 業 治 療 師 的 督 導 下 , 完 成 至 少 1 000 小 時 臨 牀 培 訓 , 作 為 課 程 的 一 部 分 , 或 有 需 要 提 供 有 關 合 資 格 職 業 治 療 師 的 資 歷 及 註 冊 身 分 , 作 為 證 據 [ 註 1]

(c) 國 際 英 語 水 平 測 試 (IELTS) 成 績 達 第 6.5 級 , 其 中 閱 讀 、 聆 聽 、 寫 作 及 會 話 4 項 測 試 的 分 數 每 一 項 不 低 於 6 分 [ 註 2]

(d) 已 提 交 證 明 文 件 , 證 明 有 能 力 以 英 語 / 粵 語 與 病 人 溝 通 。 該 等 證 據 可 包 括 -

  • 培 訓 課 程 本 身 設 有 溝 通 能 力 評 核 的 證 明 文 件 ; 或
  • 2 個 職 業 治 療 專 科 的 臨 牀 實 習 記 錄 、 臨 牀 個 案 研 究 、 工 作 記 錄 冊 等 ; 或
  • 臨 牀 導 師 作 出 的 聲 明 , 述 明 他 / 她 在 臨 牀 實 習 期 間 與 病 人 有 效 地 溝 通 。

(e) 目 前 具 備 某 職 業 治 療 師 監 管 機 構 的 註 冊 身 分 , 並 於 有 關 司 法 管 轄 區 持 有 執 業 權 [ 註 3]

(f) 已 提 交 證 明 文 件 , 證 明 在 取 得 可 獲 接 受 註 冊 的 資 格 後 , 已 取 得 與 職 業 治 療 直 接 相 關 的 適 當 經 驗 [ 註 4]; 以 及

(g) 已 聲 明 在 香 港 或 其 他 地 方 曾 否 有 任 何 針 對 他 / 她 的 紀 律 處 分 程 序 。

 

To practise as an occupational therapist, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). To register with the HCPC, you first need to successfully complete approved degree-level training in occupational therapy. 

‘Occupational therapist’ is a legally protected title which may only be used by registered occupational therapists. In order to get registered, applicants must fulfil the HCPC criteria which includes professional indemnity insurance and CPD requirements. Membership of RCOT provides this insurance as part of the RCOT membership benefits. 

Full information on the process for international applicants can be found on the HCPC website.

Accredited Programs

 

Becoming an occupational therapist

Occupational therapists are a regulated health profession and, as such, must meet the registration requirements of a provincial regulatory organization in Canada. Occupational therapists are university educated and complete a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised fieldwork experience (on-the-job training). The accreditation standards set by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) accepts the master’s degree in occupational therapy as the minimal educational requirement for entry-level education in Canada. In choosing among different occupational therapy education programs CAOT recommends that you contact the individual university for admission requirements, course descriptions and curriculum.

Applicants to every province other than Quebec must successfully complete the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam (NOTCE), as a requirement of registration. In the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, occupational therapists are not currently a regulated health profession and, as such, do not need to complete the NOTCE to practice in the Territories.

Universities in Canada that offer an occupational therapist program   

Provincial regulatory organizations in Canada  

National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam (NOTCE)  

International students looking for fieldwork in Canada  

Entry level occupational Therapy education in Canada

Accredited Programs in Canada

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board) is responsible for the regulation of occupational therapists. The Board has assigned the Occupational Therapy of Australia Ltd (OTC) to exercise the accreditation functions under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). The OTC is the accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the occupational therapy profession.

Approved programs of study approved programs of study can be found on the Accreditation page.

Overseas qualified practitioners

To work as an occupational therapist in Australia, you need to apply for and be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. You may also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Australian Immigration Department).

These two application processes are entirely separate and success in one does not automatically guarantee success in the other.

More information on visa applications, including skills assessments and assessing authorities is available on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Internationally-qualified occupational therapists wanting to practise in Australia are currently required to undertake an initial assessment in compliance with the requirements specified by the Occupational Therapy Council (OTC). This assessment comprises:

  • Stage 1 – desktop audit
  • Stage 2 – Supervised practice audit

These initial assessment processes will then qualify internationally-trained practitioners for registration by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Please visit the OTC website for further details on the initial assessment processes.

Training to become an occupational therapist usually takes three years. You need to complete the Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy (AUT University – Auckland), or the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Otago Polytechnic – Dunedin or Hamilton).

Once you have graduated, you need to be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand Te Poari Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa, and have an annual practising certificate.

If you are a registered, practising Occupational Therapist in Australia, you can apply for registration under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act. Please click here for more information.

Qualification and Competence for RegistrationQualification AssessmentOverseas qualifications are considered on a case by case basisbytheOTBNZ’s Qualification and Competence Assessors,who consider the comparability of the qualificationto New Zealand qualifications,and entry level competency.The OTBNZ does not accredit overseas occupational therapy qualifications.

*資料來源

職業治療師管理委員會

Accredited Programs Canada:

https://www.caot.ca/site/rfs/univprog_ot?nav=sidebar

Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand :

https://www.otboard.org.nz/

Accredited Programs Australia:

https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Accreditation/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx?ns=1

Accredited Programs U.K.

https://www.csp.org.uk/careers-jobs/career-physiotherapy/physiotherapy-degrees

以上資料僅供參考,請參閱官方網站了解詳情。

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