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1. What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a paramedical health care profession, which helps individuals to live as independently as possible. OT begins by assessing the patient to ascertain the problem areas and design a plan of action. The plan will be based on the individuals own lifestyle and personal preferences. OT’s look at all facets of an individual life, the physical, mental, social and emotional needs. The aim is to improve independence in the activities of daily living which can range from washing oneself, eating, shopping, going to work, engaging in hobbies or socializing/participating in community life.

2. Who Benefits from OT?

Clients suffering from a variety of conditions can benefit from OT. These conditions include:

3. How Can I Become an OT?

The Institute of Health Care, University of Malta holds biannual courses leading to a B.Sc. Honours Degree. The Duration of the course is four years and also requires the writing up of a thesis on an approval subject.

The Entry Requirements are as follows:

4. How can I join the OT Profession?

Persons possessing a recognized qualification either obtained locally or abroad would first need to register with the CPSM.

Those interested, should write to the CPCM, enclosing a C.V. and true copies of certificates.

The Registrar
(Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine (CPCM)
Palazzo Castellania,
15, Merchants Street,

Following approval and registration, you will be eligible to apply for a post as an OT with the Government when a call for applications is issued or else apply within the private sector.

5. What is meant by C.P.D?

C.P.D stands for Continuing Professional Development. All Occupational Therapists are obliged and expected to continuing keeping abreast of new developments within the profession by regularly attending talks, seminars, courses or workshops offered by professional organizations, as well as by reading latest articles in OT and allied health journals and research in journals and books.

6. Where do OT’s work?

There are OT’s in the Government Sector as well as working privately namely:

Mater Dei Hospital Hospital –  General Hospital Tal- Qroqq (near University of Malta).

Karin Grech Hospital (SLH) - Geriatric Rehabilitation and CDAU (Child Development Assessment Unit).

St Vincent De Paule Residence, Luqa – An elderly institution

Mount Carmel Hospital, Attard – A Psychiatric Hospital

Community Mental Heath Day Centre - Qormi, Zejtun, Poala, Floriana and Cospicua

Boffa Hospital, Floriana – Hospital for neuro rehab, oncology and dermatology

Gozo General Hospital, Gozo – A general Hospital

Tal-Ibragg Psychiatric Hospital, Gozo

OT’s are also employed in various other sectors such as The Health Promotion Dept., Head Office, Inspire, National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Għall-Persuni B’Diżabilità), Arka, Oasi, Appoġġ, Dar il-Kaptan, in schools, old people’s Homes, etc…

7. How can I get involved in the M.A.O.T?

The M.A.O.T. encourages OT, OT aides/assistants and OT Students to become a member. They also welcome persons who wish to become involved in any of the sub-committees within the Association. Should OT’s wish, they may also stand for election during the Annual General Meeting (biannual Elections) held in early July.

8. What is the Role of M.A.O.T.?

The role of M.A.O.T. is:

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9. How can I become a M.A.O.T. member?
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