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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.
Clients suffering from a variety of conditions can benefit from OT. These conditions include:
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:
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.
(Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine (CPCM)
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.
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.
There are OT’s in the Government Sector as well as working privately namely:
Mater Dei Hospital Hospital – General Hospital Tal-
Karin Grech Hospital (SLH) -
St Vincent De Paule Residence, Luqa – An elderly institution
Mount Carmel Hospital, Attard – A Psychiatric Hospital
Community Mental Heath Day Centre -
Boffa Hospital, Floriana – Hospital for neuro rehab, oncology and dermatology
Gozo General Hospital, Gozo – A general Hospital
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
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-
The role of M.A.O.T. is:
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