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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy

AWARD TITLE BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
DURATION OF STUDY 4 years / 8 semesters
INTAKE May & September

Pass STPM/ with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in the following subjects:

  • Biology/ Physics; and
  • Chemistry
With additional requirement of:

5 (FIVE) credits or equivalent at the SPM / O-level, 3 (THREE) of which must be in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English 

2 (TWO) Grade Cs in the following subjects:

  • Biology/ Physics; and
  • Chemistry

Pass Matriculation/ Foundation/ Pre-university with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in the following subjects:

  • Biology/ Physics; and
  • Chemistry
UNIFIED EXAMINATION CERTIFICATE (UEC) Possess 5Bs, 2 (TWO) of which include Biology/ Physics and Chemistry.
INTERNATIONAL BACCAULAUREATE (IB) Possess 28 points, with a minimum of 1 (ONE) science subject in either Biology, Physics or Chemistry at the higher level.
DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT   Obtained a Diploma in Occupational Therapy (Level 4 / Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or an equivalent qualification that has been approved by the Senate of Perdana University; OR

A related diploma from recognised institutions with a CGPA of below than 2.75 and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the same field.

Others Other relevant qualifications approved by the Senate of Perdana University.
Additional Requirement For Foreign Students Candidates should have IELTS (6.0) / TOEFL (550) paper-based or equivalent.

Year 1
In the first year, students will be exposed to introductory subjects related to occupational therapy. They will be able to identify, describe and related the concepts of occupational therapy in everyday living. Other subjects include basic anatomy and human physiology, psychology and neuropsychology, introductory pathology, general medicine, orthopaedic and surgical conditions, therapeutic activity and general pharmacology.

Year 2
In the second year, 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.

Year 3
In the third year, students will learn a number of subjects that are specific to the role of occupational therapists. These includes ergonomics, elderly care, sensory integration, and special education for children with disabilities. Research methodology will also be learned, where the students are expected to relate occupational therapy practices and research findings. Management of occupational therapy services will also be part of the subjects during this year.

Year 4
In the final year, students will learn subjects that would be geared towards entry into community services. The subjects include community based rehabilitation, health promotion, work rehabilitation, driving rehabilitation as well as sexuality and disability.

Clinical Duration
Clinical placements will be undertaken at various places, including those of government and non-government institutions and community related centres. The duration of the clinical experience is as follows:

 2  3 weeks
 3  4 weeks
 4  4 weeks
 5   4 weeks
 6   4 weeks
8   15 weeks
 Total  34 weeks

1. Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah

2. Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Johor

3. Hospital Rehabilitasi Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

4. Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

5. National Stroke Association of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

6. Limbs for Life, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

7. Hospital Bahagia Tanjung Rambutan, Perak

8. Hospital Permai, Tampoi Johor

9. Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang Selangor