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Department of Occupational Therapy

About the Department of Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy delivers occupational therapists of the highest international standard who are capable of working in all South African contexts according to a client-centred approach that takes into consideration the culture and community of the client. These therapists work with an evidence-based approach, which provides data for research in the discipline and demonstrates ethical behaviour.

The curriculum and teaching approach addresses current needs and equips graduates to develop services that meet international standards. The training facilities and staff establishment meet contemporary needs to train occupational therapists according to a problem-based approach.

Service learning projects initiated by the Department over the previous years have delivered appropriate services to the respective communities.