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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is the treatment of conditions affecting the performance of individuals of all ages, involving them in significant activities with the objective of confer them maximum functionality and independence, so that they can engage in the occupations they want to.

The Occupational Therapist assesses the sensory, perceptive, physical and social functions of the individual, as well as the environmental factors influencing his performance in activities; he identifies areas of dysfunction and involves the individual in a structured programme of significant activities, in a way to help him overcome the difficulties arising from his condition. The activities are chosen according to the personal, social, cultural and economic needs of the individual, and reflect the environmental factors orienting his life.


Accredited for: 6 years in

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726 - Terapia e reabilitação
Number: R/A-Ef813/2011/AL01
No. dispatch/concierge: DESPACHO Nº.14743/2016 (2ª. série)
1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Study of Human Activity Semester 15.0
Functional Study of Human Motion Semester 15.0
Introduction to Occupational Science Semester 15.0
Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy Semester 15.0
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Occupational Therapy in Developmental Disorders II Semester 15.0
Occupational Therapy in Developmental Disorders I Semester 15.0
Occupational Therapy in Physical Rehabilitation Semester 16.0
Clinical Education I Semester 14.0
3º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Semester 15.0
Clinical Education II Semester 14.0
Innovation and Social Entrepeneurship Semester 16.0
Occupacional Therapy in the Aging Semester 15.0
4º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Clinical Education III Semester 16.0
Clinical Education IV Semester 16.0
Occupational Therapy Project Semester 14.0
Occupational Redefinition Semester 14.0
  • The Occupational Therapist develops his activities in different public or private healthcare institutions, such as: hospitals, health centres and specialized centres (namely rehabilitation centres)
  • educational institutions such as schools, kindergartens, occupational centres and residencies
  • private charity institutions and retirement homes
  • within the community and at workplaces, with the aim of fitting individuals for an active life
  • and finally, in research centres and teaching institutions.

Application Grade

95 points

Tests for Admission

95 points

02 Biology and Geology

Application Grade (Formula):

High School Average Grade 50%

Tests for Admission 50%


Medical Certificate

Individual Health Survey

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