The Degree in Occupational Therapy is a title of the Faculty of Health Sciences. It belongs to the branch of knowledge of Health Sciences, with a duration of four years.

Why study the degree

The Degree in Occupational Therapy Is recognized in Spain as one of the most prestigious occupational therapy degrees, and the first to adapt to the EHEA.

In these studies we learn the relevant knowledge of the biological, medical, human, psychological, social, technological and occupational sciences, together with theories of occupation and participation.

It is a socio-sanitary career that presents diverse fields of action: public and private in the social, health, research, teaching, among others.

What is learned

In these studies we learn the relevant knowledge of the biological, medical, human, psychological, social, technological and occupational sciences, together with theories of occupation and participation.

This career has the peculiarity that practical teaching is very high, it forces the student to possess skills directly related to the technique, in addition to being aware that it is a career deeply vocational.

The student should have the necessary inclinations for the liberal professional development and the treatment with the people of different ages and in the different fields of intervention of the occupational therapy: universal design for all, accessibility and evaluation of the environment, childhood and adolescence, physical disability And neurological, mental health, elderly and community.

Structure of the Study

1st Course

  • Statistics
  • Anatomy
  • Human physiology
  • psychology I
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Historical Bases and Documentation in Occupational Therapy
  • Law, Bioethics and Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Basics
  • Practical stays I

2nd Course

  • Modern Language (English)
  • Sociology
  • Occupational Therapy Process
  • Ergonomics, accessibility, universal design and functional adaptation
  • Occupational Therapy, ortho-prosthetic techniques and occupational performance
  • Computer Methods for People with Disabilities
  • Practical stays II
  • psychology II
  • Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy for personal autonomy in childhood and adolescence
  • Practical stays III

3rd Course

  • Surgical medical conditions in the adult
  • Rehabilitation in the adult with physical disability
  • Occupational Therapy for personal autonomy in adults with physical disabilities
  • Practical stays IV
  • Psychiatry
  • Occupational Therapy for personal autonomy in the adult with mental health dysfunction
  • Practical stays V
  • Geriatrics
  • Occupational Therapy for personal autonomy in the elderly
  • Practical stays VI

4th Course

  • Practical stays VII
  • Public health
  • Case Study in Occupational Therapy
  • Education for health: health psychology and basic care
  • Pedagogical processes, dynamics and group interventions in Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational therapy, functional diversity and quality of life
  • Final Project
  • Social and occupational inclusion and Occupational Therapy for personal autonomy in the community
  • Practical stays VIII
  • Applied Techniques I: Music, Pet Therapy, Physical Activity and Adapted Sport

Professional and academic outputs

Professional environment in which it is located

This professional will be able to work with people and the population in general in the following fields of action:

  • In the health field the occupational therapist works in hospitals, health centers, accident mutuals, day centers, gerontological residences and others;
  • In the socio-community sphere, it carries out its functions in town halls, social services, foundations and associations of attention to persons with disabilities, day centers, penitentiary institutions and others;
  • In the field of education, this professional plays a role in general education centers, special education colleges, associations of parents of children and adults with special educational needs, universities and teaching in general.

Professional and academic outputs

Health area (health centers, mutuals, gerontology), social area (social services, attention to disabilities, fight against drug addiction, prisons); Educational field (special education, welfare groups, teaching); and others.

Recommended profile

The profile of the undergraduate student in Occupational Therapy at the University of A Coruña focuses on promoting, enhancing and developing to the maximum the knowledge and skills necessary for the student, future professional, to fully address people with occupational dysfunctions or risk of Suffering, the latter being derived or not from the presence of physical, psychic, sensory and social disabilities.

Thus, it is intended to communicate a humanistic approach in the professional-user relationship, which implies respect for fundamental rights and equal opportunities between men and women, the principles of equal opportunities and universal accessibility of persons with disabilities and Values ​​typical of a culture of peace and democracy.

The student of Occupational Therapy Degree must have the following personal and academic characteristics (abilities, knowledge and interests) such as:

  • Motivation to choose the degree and interest in the study of man as an occupational being and his environment,
  • Social sensitivity,
  • Aptitude for interpersonal relationships and contacts,
  • Leadership skills and teamwork,
  • bargaining power,
  • Flexibility and critical sense,
  • Awareness of the need for lifelong training,
  • Effectiveness in the management of the time,
  • Skills in problem solving and decision making,
  • Ability to speak in public,
  • Reasoning and verbal and written comprehension,
  • Capacity for analysis and synthesis,
  • logic reasoning,
  • Methodological rigor,
  • Inclination towards research,
  • Taste for scientific events,
  • Interest in new technologies,
  • Knowledge of modern languages ​​and interest in human development.

Common access requirements

In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:

  • To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
  • Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
  • Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
  • Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
  • Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
  • Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
  • To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.
Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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This course is Campus based
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4 years
836 EUR
Price of the course (60 ECTS) for students with residence in Spain or in the EU: € 836; Course price (60 ECTS) for students without residence in Spain or in the EU: € 1,463
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