Occupational therapy; It is an applied health science field that aims to protect and improve people's daily life activities, self-care skills and professional productivity skills through activities. Occupational therapists working in an interdisciplinary team and cooperating with other rehabilitation specialties aim to maximize individual independence by supporting the role of the person in daily life and participation in society.
Istanbul Atlas University Occupational Therapy Department offers a comprehensive and up-to-date education for our students with its expert academic staff and multidisciplinary approach. Our university offers the most modern infrastructure at the point of education and application in the Occupational Therapy Laboratory, which is prepared in accordance with the applied fields of occupational therapy science. Our students have the opportunity to complete their theoretical education in the field of occupational therapy with practical training with the laboratory specially prepared for applied courses.
The occupational therapist is an important part of the rehabilitation team. He actively works with healthcare professionals working in fields such as pediatrics, neurology, rheumatology, geriatrics, and psychiatry. It develops sensory, motor, cognitive and psychosocial skills in order to increase the quality of life, reduce employment problems, and increase social and social participation in all age groups. Ensuring participation in life and independence in life constitutes the most fundamental values and skills that individuals have.
Ergotherapists work with people who are healthy and have health problems to improve health. The ergotherapy program is organized individually. The ergotherapist evaluates the individual in detail in terms of his current skills in home life, work and social environment. It prepares and executes a program for the purpose of protecting, developing these skills, increasing independence and productivity.
Occupational therapists generally have a wide range of work areas such as rehabilitation for sensory and developmental disorders, oncological rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, health promotion environmental regulations, driver rehabilitation and occupational therapy applications in schools.
Occupational therapy program is a rehabilitation field that is developing in our country and its career opportunities are expanding day by day. Occupational therapy, which has a wide vision, will take its place in the future as a popular health science intertwined with art among health sciences in our country as in the world.
Occupational therapists; They can work in medical rehabilitation centers, vocational rehabilitation centers, schools and education centers, home health services, and can also provide an individualized rehabilitation intervention specific to the person's demands. Occupational therapists can maintain their multidisciplinary rehabilitation service harmoniously throughout their career, with the holistic perspective they have in multidisciplinary rehabilitation processes.
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