Occupational therapy

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L/SNT2 - Professioni sanitarie della riabilitazione (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Occupational Therapy graduates are responsible for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals suffering from illnesses, physical and psychic conditions, with both permanent and temporary disabilities, through the use of expressive, manual-representative, and recreational activities from everyday life.

On the basis of a doctor's diagnosis and prescription, and working within their own sphere of competence in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, graduates can carry out a functional and psychological evaluation of the patient and then proceed to create, sometimes in interdisciplinary teams, a rehabilitative programme directed at identifying and meeting the needs of the disabled patient and fostering their personal autonomy in everyday life and within the community.

Graduates treat physical, psychic and psychiatric conditions, both temporary and permanent, in patients of all ages. They use individual and group activities to promote the recovery and optimal use of functions so as to encourage the re-integration, adaptation and integration of the individual into his or her personal, domestic and social environment. They identify and stress motivational considerations and the individual’s capacity to adapt, in line with the specificities of occupational therapy.

Occupational therapists work in hospitals, day centres, rehabilitation clinics, nursing homes, institutions for chronic diseases, and rest homes. They operate both in public and private healthcare facilities, in a freelance or employed capacity.

Graduates:

  • partake in the selection and planning of orthotics together with, or in place of, specific aids;
  • propose, where necessary, changes to living arrangements and encourage educational initiatives geared at the patient, family and community;
  • check that the rehabilitative methods used correspond to the functional and psychosocial recovery objectives;
  • carry out research, study, educational and support activities in all areas which require their specific professional skills;
  • assist in the training of support staff, and directly contribute to the continuous updating of their professional profile.

The degree in Occupational Therapy released by the University of Milan is recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English Language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

L'internazionalizzazione degli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea nasce nel 1987 per iniziativa della Comunità Europea 
Il programma Erasmus+ della Comunità Europea è stato rinnovato per il periodo 2014-2020 e prevede la possibilità di effettuare periodi di studio /stage all'estero da minimo 3 mesi a massimo 12 mesi attraverso gli accordi bilaterali tra i corsi. Il Corso di Laurea inoltre mette a disposizione degli studenti, su base personale, anche contatti con Università straniere (in particolare negli Stati Uniti) dove è stato possibile per alcuni studenti trascorrere da alcune settimane ad alcuni mesi. Come in altri corsi che hanno avuto esperienza di studenti che si sono recati all'estero per un periodo di studio, si può rilevare la soddisfazione da parte degli studenti dell'esperienza effettuata; spesso ne hanno ricavato spunti per la tesi di laurea e contatti poi mantenuti nel tempo, anche sotto forma di opportunità di occupazione dopo la laurea.

L'esperienza Erasmus e lo scambio internazionale è considerata non solo un momento universitario, ma anche un'occasione per imparare e convivere con persone di diversa cultura e lingua offrendo la possibilità non solo dell'apprendimento di diversi idiomi ma anche un momento in cui lo studente inizia ad assumere responsabilità e acquisisce un senso di appartenenza ad una identità professionale comune con studenti appartenenti a paesi diversi.

Attendance: Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical training, 1st year 16 400 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biological and morphological bases of life (biology, anatomy and histology) 6 60 Italian
- Anatomia3
- Biologia applicata2
- Istologia1
Occupational therapy I 7 90 Italian
Sociological, psychological and pedagogical sciences 6 70 Italian
- Pedagogia generale e sociale2
- Pedagogia sperimentale1
- Sociologia generale3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical and developmental psychology 6 65 Italian
- Psicologia clinica4
- Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione2
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 Italian
Occupational therapy II 7 90 Italian
Physiology and pathology 5 50 Italian
- Fisiologia3
- Patologia generale2
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical training, 2nd year 20 500 Italian
Internal medicine (oncology, geriatrics, nursing, neurology) 7 70 Italian
- Medicina interna2
- Neurologia3
- Oncologia medica1
- Scienze infermieristiche generali, cliniche e pediatriche1
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Occupational therapy III 6 75 Italian
Pediatrics and neuropsychiatry 4 45 Italian
- Neuropsichiatria infantile1
- Pediatria generale e specialistica1
- Terapia occupazionale2
Psychiatry and clinical psychology 4 45 Italian
- Psichiatria2
- Psicologia clinica2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Locomotor pathology; Physical and rehabilitation medicine 6 70 Italian
- Chirurgia plastica1
- Malattie dell'apparato locomotore2
- Medicina fisica e riabilitativa2
- Reumatologia1
Occupational therapy IV 6 87 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical training, 3rd year 24 600 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Evidence-based research methods and practise 4 40 Italian
- Metodologia della ricerca1
- Metodologia della ricerca in terapia occupazionale1
- Psicologia Clinica1
- Statistica medica1
Health science and services 5 50 Italian
- Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia1
- Diritto del lavoro1
- Igiene generale e applicata1
- Medicina del lavoro1
- Organizzazione aziendale1
Occupational therapy V 6 75 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Latest developments in advanced assistive technology and environmental design 4 45 Italian
- Bioingegneria elettronica e informatica3
- Design industriale1
Occupational therapy VI 7 85 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final examination 7 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Language and computer skills 6 90 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Professional laboratories 3 45 Italian
Sede
Milano
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

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Enrollment
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Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 22 plus 1 reserved to extra UE students
Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 07-15-2019 to 08-28-2019
Admission Test date and location: 11/09/2019 08:30
Enrolment period: from 09-18-2019 to 09-24-2019
Please note:
L'area di svolgimento del test è indicata per ogni candidato nella ricevuta della domanda di ammissione. Eventuali variazioni saranno comunicate via e-mail.