Occupational Therapy

The 3 year diploma programme is proposed on a unit basis. The programme operates within the framework of two semesters per year, with each semester comprising of 21 weeks in all.

Duration: 3 years

Mode: Full-time

Graduates will be employed as a qualified occupational therapy technician under the supervision of an occupational therapist in the following areas in occupational therapy

– Medical
– Surgical
– Orthopedic
– Hand injury outpatient
– Pediatric outpatient
– Rehabilitation and palliative care
– Mental Health
– Neurological
– Community Health
– Geriatric
– Elderly and mental homes
– Special school


S5 and Mature Applicants:

  • International Examinations: Grade C or better in IGCSE or equivalent in English (2nd Language), Biology and ChemistryOR
  • National Examinations: 60% or better in Mathematics.

Mature Applicants:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a health-related field.

Required Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communication
  • First Aid
  • Information, Communication, and Technology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Microbiology
  • Control and prevention of communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Health promotion and education
  • Leadership and Management
  • Research
  • Legal and ethical framework
  • Neuro-anatomy
  • Muscular-skeletal system
  • Occupational therapy media
  • Models of occupational performance
  • Early childhood development
  • Occupation therapy practices with infants and children
  • Therapeutic skills in the care of children
  • Stages of Adolescence and adult development
  • Physical dysfunctions in adolescence and adults
  • Therapy techniques to improve mental health and well being
  • Technology in occupational therapy
  • Stages of aging and late adult development
  • Dysfunctions in elderly
  • Health and non-healthcare setting
  • Work-Based Experience

Work-Based Experience (WBE)

Learners will undergo work attachment at the Hospice, Seychelles hospital, Mental home, elderly home, wellness Centre and exceptional school.