School of Rehabilitation Sciences:: The University of Jordan ::

Program Specifications

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy / Program Overview

Background to the program and subject area:
The program of Occupational Therapy (OT) is a 4years program that meets the national and international standards. The program was established in 1999 as a continuation to the diploma program in
occupational therapy in the Royal medical services (1989-1997). It is the second bachelor program to be established in the Arab World after Beit Lahm University in Palestine (1997). The subject areas of the program are comprehensive and includes: Occupational therapy for pediatric, Neurology, physical dysfunction, psychiatry, hand injuries, and splinting. Many foundational courses to the field are needed such as: Theories and approaches in OT, Fundamentals of OT, group therapy, strategies of independence, development through the lifespan, and therapeutic techniques are covered in the program.
Vision statements of the program: 
To be locally and internationally recognized as the preferred program for exemplary occupational therapy education, research, and community integration.
Mission statements of the program: 
   To prepare graduates who are competent, creative, skilled, and ethical occupational therapy leaders who meet the local and regional employment needs through engaging in experiential learning that focuses on occupation based practice, evidence based practice and community integration.
Program Aims:

1. Equip the student with the practical and clinical skills in a variety of occupational therapy practice scenarios and settings.

2. Develop the students’ appreciation of evidence based practice within the occupational therapy arena, so that they are able to critically reflect upon, evaluate and make decisions within practice.

3. Promote the students’ capacity for and commitment to lifelong learning and maximise opportunities for continuing professional development. 

4. Provide students with confidence in their professional identity to be able to transfer the core values and skills of occupational therapy to clients, policy makers and the community