M.Sc in Occupational Therapy in Developmental DisabilitiesSeth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital
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Occupational Therapy is the use of purposeful activity with individuals who are limited by physical injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities, poverty & cultural differences, or the ageing process, in order to maximize independence, prevent disability & maintain health. The practice encompasses evaluation, treatment & consultation.
Occupational Therapy Training School and Centre was founded in the year 1950 by Mrs. Kamala V. Nimbkar, an American Occupational Therapist. She is one of the founder members of All India Occupational Therapy Association (AIOTA), which was established in 1952. She then provided services to AIOTA by being its president till 1959.
Ours is the first Occupational Therapy School in Asia and it started with a Diploma (D.O.T.) in Occupational Therapy, which was a two years course. Today Occupational Therapy School and Center at K.E.M Hospital is the largest graduate and postgraduate training Institute in India and is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
From current academic year the graduate level programme is four and a half years course and the students' strength is forty students per batch. The prerequisite for the under graduate course is HSC. in science faculty and an eligible score at the national or state level medical entrance examination. The Institute admits twenty students for the postgraduate degree course that is of 3 years. Specializations offered by the Institute are Occupational Therapy in Musculoskeletal Sciences, Neurosciences, Developmental Disabilities, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Sciences, Mental Health Sciences and Community Medical Sciences. Students of our Institute have always excelled in the graduate and postgraduate examinations and have been merit holders at the university examinations.