Terapia Occupazionale (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Terapista Occupazionale)
|Study location||Italy, Pavia|
|Nominal duration||3 anni (180 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€4,500.00 per year
Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
|Application fee||€60.00 one-time|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
High-school diploma awarded after at least 12 years of documented education.
Access to the Degree Course in Terapia Occupazionale (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Terapista Occupazionale) has a national entry test requirement.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED IN THE ANNUAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE COURSE TO BE PUBLISHED WITHIN JUNE.
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The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: Italian.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are a non European student residing abroad, you need to do a pre-enrollment via Italian Consulate and start the visa procedures. The official admission at the University of Pavia will be possible only after you will have done this pre-enrollment. Please get in contact with the Italian authority in your country as soon as possible (deadline 24 July).
Non-eu students residing abroad who would like to enroll in a study course completely taught in Italian, have to prove their knowledge of the language through an Italian language test.
The following are excluded from this obligation:
For further information, consult the “Pavia Linguistic Center website”: http: //cla.unipv.it/? Page_id = 179.
The degree course in “Terapia Occupazionale” trains health workers.
The main objective of the course is the training of a professional graduate in health professions in the area of Rehabilitation.
Graduates have to know how to carry out, with professional autonomy, activities in Occupational Therapy with specific skills and knowledge and more generally for individuals and the community, as well as activities aimed at prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and functional assessment procedures, for subjects suffering from diseases and physical disorders, psychic with both temporary and permanent disabilities, using expressive, manual – representative, recreational activities, in accordance with the provisions concerning the identification of figures and the related professional profiles defined by the Ministry of Health’s decree. Graduates in occupational therapy, with reference to the diagnosis and prescriptions of the doctor, within the scope of their skills and in collaboration with other socio-health figures, perform a functional and psychological assessment of the subject and develop, even in a multidisciplinary team, the definition of the rehabilitation program, aimed at identifying and overcoming the needs of the disabled person and their start-up towards personal autonomy in daily life environment and in a social context.
Graduates are endowed with an adequate preparation in the basic disciplines, in order to allow them to better understand the most relevant elements underlying the pathological processes on which their rehabilitative and / or therapeutic intervention in the developmental, adult and geriatric age is focused.
The degree program aims to provide a university-level training characterized by an overview of the various issues related to Occupational Therapy both in physiological and pathological conditions.
To this end, the training program provides the acquisition of a solid scientific basis for interventions aimed at prevention and therapy.
The course is divided into six semesters for a total of 180 credits.
In the first semester, in order to guarantee a solid basic preparation and an interdisciplinary methodology, common courses are given in the third class of medical degrees.
Subsequently, the specific characterizing subjects of the profession and the related integrative subjects are discussed.
The occupational therapist must be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding of the key aspects of all the disciplines underlying Occupational Therapy.
These objectives are achieved through a theoretical practical training organized in lectures, interactive lessons (simulations and discussions of specific cases) and training activities.
Particular importance, as an integral and qualifying part of vocational training, covers the practical training and clinical internship, carried out with at least 60 CFUs under the supervision and guidance of specially assigned professional tutors, coordinated by a teacher belonging to the highest educational level for each specific professional profile and corresponding to the norms defined at European level if required. Under the guidance of the tutor, graduates progressively learn their professional skills until reaching complete independence.
Study plan and further information are available at this link
Graduates in Terapia Occupazionale lend their services in social-sanitary facilities, either public or private, day centers, rehabilitation centers and clinics, nursing homes or institutions for chronic diseases, care homes, home service, schools and all structures dealing with prevention.
The employment relationship can be either as an employee or freelancer.
Since this professional figure is often placed within a multidisciplinary team, the collaboration with other professionals and more generally with those who are part of the Individual Rehabilitation Project (PRI) is envisaged.