Education

Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) is the only institute in Bangladesh where Occupational Therapy courses take place. This is the academic institute of Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP). These courses are:
 
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy:
The course is affiliated to the University of Dhaka and approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) its duration is five years (four years theory and one year compulsory internship). Total Seat capacity is 40.
 
Diploma in Occupational Therapy:
This course is affiliated to the State Medical Faculty of Bangladesh. Course duration is three years. Seat capacity is 50.
 
Occupational Therapy Assistant Course:
 Course duration is 18 months (12 months theory and six months practical placement at CRP). Seat capacity is according to organizational needs.
 
 
Requirements for Admission:
•    For Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy course, average grade points 7.0 in SSC & HSC (individually not less than 3.0 grade points either in S.S.C or H.S.C) are required
•    For Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Grade points 2.5 are required in SSC with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
•    For Occupational Therapy Assistant course, required grade points are 2.0 from science group.


About Application form:
Candidates can collect the application form from BHPI, CRP-Savar office or BHPI, CRP-Mirpur office or from CRP web site after advertisement published in the national daily news papers. A fee of the application form is mentioned in the advertisement.

 

Subjects of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Course and Teaching Hours According to new curriculum of B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy Program reviewed in 2012

 

1st Year

Subject Code

Subject

Teaching hours

Lectures

Practical & Others

OT 101

Anatomy (1 & 2)

65

135

OT 102

Physiology (1 & 2)

100

20

OT 103

OT Theory and Application (1 & 2)    

78

122

OT 104

Therapeutic Skills (1& 2)

78

42

OT 105

Kinesiology

50

50

OT 106

Psychology

48

10

OT 107

Pathology & Microbiology

50

-

OT 108

Neuroscience

30

45

OT 109

Public Health Issues

35

15

 

2nd year

Subject Code

Subject

Teaching hours

Lectures

Practical & Others

OT 201

Occupational Therapy in Paediatrics (1 &2)

99

101

OT 202

Orthopaedic & Medical Conditions- Diagnosis and Treatment

67

-

OT 203

Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunction

39

61

OT 204

Occupational Therapy in Neurology

39

61

OT 205

Adaptation and Design

26

54

OT 206

Therapeutic Skills3

39

21

OT 207

Psychiatric Disorders  – Diagnosis and Treatment

39

61

OT 208

Clinical Placement (Paediatrics)

-

100

OT 209

Clinical Placement (Spinal Cord Injury)

-

100

OT 210

Clinical Placement (Adult Neurology)

-

100

OT 211

Clinical Placement (School Setting)

-

100

 

 

3rd Year

Subject Code

Subject

Teaching hours

Lectures

Practical & Others

OT 301

Psychosocial & Psychiatric Occupational Therapy

39

61

OT 302

Research Methodology

75

33

OT 303

Community Based Rehabilitation

39

61

OT 304

Professional Development and Promotion

33

67

OT 305

Pharmacological Effects

50

50

OT 306

Ergonomics

39

61

OT 307

Clinical Placement (Mental Health & Psycho-social)

-

288

OT 308

Clinical Placement (Physical Medicine)

-

144

OT 309

Clinical Placement (CBR)

-

144

 

4th Year

Subject Code

Subject

Teaching hours

Lectures

Practical & Others

OT401*

Research Project (For Thesis group)

100

200

OT402

Rehabilitation of Hand & Upper Limb

40

60

OT403

Advanced Rehabilitation

50

50

OT404

Reflective Practice

40

60

OT405

Management

39

61

OT406

Participation in Occupation

39

61

OT407

Teaching Methods & Skills

26

54

OT408

Project Management

30

20

OT409*

Fieldwork investigation (For Non-Thesis group)

-

440

OT 410

Advance Placement

-

144

 

For Further Information:

Head of the Department
Department of Occupational Therapy
Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI)
Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP)
P.O: CRP-Chapain, Savar, Dhaka- 1343

E-mail: ot-bhpi@crp-bangladesh.org
Office: Tel: +88 02 7745464-5, Fax: +88 02 7745069
Cell: +88 01730059646