OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ACCREDITED PROGRAM BY WFOT
I would like to happily announce and congratulates Universiti Kebangsaaan Malaysia (UKM).
The UKM Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) 4-year programme has been granted approval for the period of 5 years (2016-2021) by The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). This signifies that the educational programme meets the standard for the Education of Occupational Therapist set by WFOT.
Thus, the total number of the Occupational Therapy Programme (in Malaysia) approved by WFOT is 3;
- Diploma of Occupational Therapy – Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu KKM,
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) – UiTM and
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) – UKM.
This success came from the hard work and dedication of the UKM lectures, beside evaluation & recommendation by Malaysian Occupational Therapy Association, the WFOT”s Programme Area for Education and its reviewers
This recognition is surely deserved and will give UKM an opportunity to spread her wings.So proud of the UKM and would like to wish UKM even more success in the future.
I also hope this achievement acts as an encouragement and inspiration for other universities in Malaysia to apply for the same approval.
Soh Say Beng
Malaysian Occupational Therapy Association
Perform Well Live Well
OT MALAYSIA welcome you to this official website for Persatuan Terapi Carakerja Malaysia. Occupational Therapy (Pemulihan Carakerja) is a profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation, hence this website aims to provide information, guidelines and network to our members to facilitate and enable them deliver high quality occupational therapy service.
Occupational Therapy concerns with Activities of Daily Living, Productivity and Leisure. Individual should have a balance among the three. ADL for instance, personal hygiene, eating, functional mobility, communication, walking, stair climbing, dressing, medication routine and sexual expression. Productivity activities, including work for pay, housework, and educational activities. Leisure activities, which can include socializing, exercising, relaxing, participating in a sport, working on a craft such as painting or needlework, or anything that provides the individual with opportunities for enjoyment, relaxation, recreation, personal growth, and goal achievement.
On the basic of merit of an OT who has achieved international distinctions and delivered long and distinguished contribution & service to OT profession, OT MALAYSIA has put nomination for the World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ Honorary Fellow award.(Honorary Fellow is the WFOT highest award). Prof Nathan,has been awarded with WFOT Honorary Fellow Award in recent 2016 WFOT Council Meeting. Prof Nathan becomes the first OT to receive this award in South East Asia.
OT MALAYSIA is so proud of Prof Nathan achievement.