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The Occupational Therapy Course is an in-depth training program designed to teach the fundamental skills and requirements to become a successful occupational therapist. This occupational therapy course also explores other related professions and the career route for each profession.
Occupational therapists treat adults and individuals with physical disabilities and developmental disorders, helping them to recover and develop the skills to carry out everyday basic activities. In this course, you will explore the role of an Occupational Therapist in detail, covering topics such as health & wellbeing, building self-esteem and the human need for occupation.
This occupational therapy course also provides an insight into different physical impairments including brain injuries, with an introduction to human anatomy and physiology. You will gain the core skills required to support both adults and children and will also learn how to help your clients overcome the psychological issues that may arise from their physical disabilities, such as depression and stress.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the skills & requirements to work in the field of occupational therapy
- Work effectively with both adults and children, providing rehabilitation support
- Understand basic anatomy and physiology, including the function of the blood and immune systems
- Identify the types of physical disabilities, developmental disorders and conditions
- Build confidence and self-esteem in their clients and patients
- Help clients manage their depression through therapeutic techniques and strategies
- Understand the human need for occupation, including Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Evaluate each client’s needs and set effective long-term goals for the recovery
Key Features of Occupational Therapy
Our trusted, high quality and affordable online courses are designed to train individuals to become experts in their field.
- CPD accredited, quality training
- Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
- Fully online, interactive course with video content
- Developed by qualified safeguarding professionals
- Self-paced laptop/tablet/smartphone-friendly learning
- 24/7 Learning support and assistance
Occupational Therapy Module 01: About the Course & Instructor
In this introductory module one, we will learn about the course tutor, their career and their experience in the field of cognitive behavioural therapy. We will also gain an understanding of the main learning outcomes of the course and the topics that will be discussed throughout.
Occupational Therapy Module 02: What is Occupational Therapy?
In module two, we will learn how occupational therapy works and who requires occupational therapy. It explores its key benefits and the role of an occupational therapist.
Occupational Therapy Module 03: Knowledge & Skills for Occupational Therapy
In module three, we will deepen our understanding of the skills and requirements to work in occupational therapy and the career path for this field of work.
Occupational Therapy Module 04: Working with Adults
In module four, we will learn how to support adults with various physical ailments and explore the ways in which to help them overcome their challenges.
Occupational Therapy Module 05: Working with Children
In module five, we will learn how to support children with various physical ailments and how to communicate with them effectively to assess their abilities and needs.
Occupational Therapy Module 06: The Structure & the Functions
In module six, we will learn about the structure of an occupational therapy session and the functions of occupational therapy. It includes planning, as well as how to establish and maintain a routine.
Occupational Therapy Module 07: The Blood & the Immune System
In module seven, we will learn the functions of the blood and immune system, as well as explore some of the common diseases and illnesses related to these systems.
Occupational Therapy Module 08: What is ‘Brain Injury’?
In module eight, we will learn what causes brain injuries and how an injury to the brain affects brain function. It explores the different types of brain injuries and their characteristics.
Occupational Therapy Module 09: Developmental Disorders & Conditions
In module nine, we will explore some common developmental disorders and conditions, taking an in-depth look at their causes and impact on health.
Occupational Therapy Module 10: Physical Disabilities
In module ten, we will deepen our knowledge of the different types of physical disabilities and how they impact everyday life. We will also look at the causes and treatment of these disabilities.
Occupational Therapy Module 11: The Use of Creative Activities
In module eleven, we will look at how the use of creative activities in occupational therapy can speed up the healing process and engage clients.
Occupational Therapy Module 12: Management & Leadership Skills
In module twelve, we will develop a range of management and leadership skills that are essential to working effectively in the field of occupational therapy, counselling, and other therapies.
Occupational Therapy Module 13: Building Confidence & Self-Esteem
In module thirteen, we will learn some strategies and techniques for building confidence and self-esteem in clients. It includes practical exercises that can be applied to a wide range of therapeutic roles.
Occupational Therapy Module 14: Dealing with Depression
In module fourteen, we will broaden our knowledge of depression and its impact on mental health, exploring the different ways in which to overcome these overwhelming emotions and stay in control of our feelings.
Occupational Therapy Module 15: Professional Development
In module fifteen, we will take a look at professional development in the field of occupational therapy, from career opportunities to skills and career route.
Occupational Therapy Module 16: Personal & Academic Development
In module sixteen, we will look at the personal qualities that are required to work in the field of occupational therapy and other-related therapies. It also explores academic development and the qualifications required to work in this industry.
Occupational Therapy Module 17: Alternative Career Options
In module seventeen, we will explore some related professions in this field and the requirements and opportunities to fast-track your career in a similar role.
Occupational Therapy Module 18: A Theory of Human Need for Occupation
In module eighteen, we will explore the idea of the human need for occupation, and the human needs that are essential for survival.
Occupational Therapy Module 19: Occupations for Health & Wellbeing
In module nineteen, we will learn how occupational therapy can improve health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. It introduces the different ways that occupational therapy can help individuals to maintain a standard of living.
Occupational Therapy Module 20: Coping Strategies (stress)
In module twenty, we will take a look at some effective coping strategies and techniques that therapists use to help clients with stress management. It includes methods that can be applied in every area of life.
Occupational Therapy Module 21: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
In module twenty-one, we will take an in-depth look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a key theory of occupational therapy. It covers the five-tier model of the different levels of human needs.
Occupational Therapy Module 22: Thank You & Good Bye!
In this final module, we will process the key information that we have learnt throughout this training course and how we can apply our knowledge in a real-world context.
All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
Who is this course for?
This comprehensive training course is ideal for those who are looking to start a career in occupational therapy or a similar role, such as the following professions:
- Occupational Therapist
- Paediatric Occupational Therapist
- Rehabilitation Manager
- Healthcare Administrator
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