Bachelor of Occupational Therapy


Introduction

Today, we can see many people with few disabilities either since their birth or after an accident. Disabilities are in various forms such as speaking, earing, pains in joints and such. It requires years for curing these disabilities. But if ignored, it might be terrible in the long run. So it is essential to treat it as soon as possible. But for the treatment, you require a professional. Have you ever wondered about the study a professional has to perform for practicing this therapy? Well, the answer to this question is the course of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy popularly known as BOT is a 4-year undergraduate course. BOT provides practical and theoretical knowledge of therapies treating mentally and physically ill people. They are certified for treating disorders which occurred to a patient in their early childhood or adults. Such mentally challenged people lack in moral as they leave interest in living this world and perform any ungrateful activities. To avoid such consequences, BOT degree holders can treat them.


Eligibility

BOT is a course for which an aspirant has to fulfill a set of criteria. Most colleges accept these criteria, but for some colleges, you must check their official website. 

  • An aspirant must secure the 10+2 level in the field of Science with the combination of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Mathematics. 
  • An aspirant must secure aggregate marks of 50% for general category students. If a person is in the category of SC/ST/OBC, then he/she has to secure 45% marks in aggregate. 
  • The minimum age limit of a student must be at least 17 years for aspiring this course. 


Syllabus

BOT is a 4-year undergraduate course. Subjects are segregated into four years in which 1st and 2nd year consist of 5 subjects each and 3rd and 4th year consists of 6 topics each. This segregation is detailed in the table below.


Year

Subjects

Year I

  • Anatomy (Theory/Practical)
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology-I
  • Occupational Therapy-I (Theory/Practical)

Year II

  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology and Pathology
  • Biostatistics and Research Methodology
  • Psychology-II Development and Organizational Psychology)
  • Occupational Therapy-II (Theory/Practical)

Year III

  • Clinical Orthopedic & Rheumatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Bioengineering
  • Occupation Therapy in Orthopedics (Theory/Practical)
  • Occupation Therapy in Neurology (Theory/Practical)
  • Occupation Therapy in Rehabilitation (Theory/Practical)

Year IV

  • Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Community Medicine and Sociology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Occupation Therapy in Mental Health (Theory/Practical)
  • Occupation Therapy in Pediatrics and Development Disabilities (Theory/Practical)


Institutes

Studying any course requires a lot of things. Dedication is one of them but arising of commitment is possible if your institute provides the right level of determination. So for this, you should select the best college which provides it along with other factors like cost and location. So to ease out your work, I have shortlisted a few best colleges in India offering the best facilities, including campus and faculty with their official website for the BOT course.


Institute

City

Annual Average Cost

Bihar College of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Patna, Bihar

₹25,000

Christian Medical College

Vellore, Tamil Nadu

₹85,500

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

New Delhi, Delhi

₹80,000

Jamia Hamdard University

New Delhi, Delhi

₹50,000

Manipal University

Manipal, Karnataka

₹75,000

Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research

Cuttack, Odisha

₹15,000

Pt. Deendayal Upadhayaya institute of Physically Handicapped

New Delhi, Delhi

₹22,400

Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical Institute

New Delhi, Delhi

₹75,000


Future Prospects

BOT course provides a lot of opportunities for the degree holder. A degree holder might either study more in this field by pursuing a Master and Doctorate or get a job. Some of the most searched job profiles are listed below with their description and annual average salary.


Job Profile

Description

Annual Average Salary

Occupational Therapist

Treating the mentally injured patient through particular therapies is the job of Occupational Therapy. They have acquired specific skills through this course that helps them in controlling the patient's sensory abilities, ultimately helping them recover from their ailment. They have an opportunity in working with private as well as public sector organizations.

₹2,00,000 - ₹8,00,000

Occupational Therapy Nurse

An Occupational Therapy Nurse is hired for providing essential aid to the injured patients and monitoring their progress regularly. They are trained in such a way that in the absence of the doctor, they can treat a patient who has the common ailment. They work under a doctor in public or private sector organizations according to his/her suitability.

₹2,00,000 - ₹5,00,000


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