School of Health Sciences at Odawara
Department of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists with a passionate understanding toward people with both mental and/or physical disorders
Our aim is to support people so that they can enjoy their own lives. There are people with various mental and/or physical disorders, who need occupational therapists’ help and support in regaining their social activities both at home and in their communities. Our department offers high standards of education in the fi eld of occupational therapy to meet the needs of health and welfare challenges in the 21st century. We value an empathetic spirit in our profession along with profound knowledge and skills. Clinical training courses give students important experiences to learn more on the job. Team treatment is another important practice for them to learn; cooperation with other health professionals can train them to become well-versed specialists.
Features of the Department of Occupational Therapy
- Our core idea is that every person is entitled to enjoy an independent life no matter what disability or disorder he/ she has.
- Students are to obtain knowledge through lectures, practice in clinical training sessions, and laboratory work.
- Basic Courses of Occupational Therapy
- Occupational Therapy for the Disabled with Central Nevous System Disorders
- Occupational Therapy for the Mentally Disordered
- Occupational Therapy for Children with Developmental Disorders
- Occupational Therapy for the Elderly with Age-related Disorders
- Self-help Equipment for Therapeutic Treatment
- National Licenses
- Occupational Therapist
- Expected Places of Work for Graduates
- Hospitals and rehabilitation centers
- Public health centers and health adminstration agencies
- Nursing facilities and day-care centers
- Group homes, assisted living centers
- Community mental health centers
- child development centers
- school nurses at schools