7 February 2017
The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), the official international organisation that supports and promotes occupational therapy around the world with 72 member countries representing 350,000 practitioners internationally, has granted its approval upon the Perdana University’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy (Honours) programme.
This approval means that Perdana University’s occupational therapy programme meets the Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists 2002, and will enable Perdana University’s graduates to work in the field of Occupational Therapy anywhere in the world.
The approval was granted upon the recommendation by the Malaysian Occupational Therapy Association, the WFOT’s Programme Area for Education and its reviewers.
This recognition not only demonstrates the creditability of the programme, but it is an assurance of the academic excellence in the delivery of programme at the university.
Besides this recognition, Professor Nathan Vytialingam, the Dean at the Perdana University School of Occupational Therapy (PUScOT) was awarded with the WFOT Honorary Fellow Award during the 2016 WFOT Council Meeting, making him the first from South East Asia to receive this award.