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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.


Número: R/A-Ef813/2011/AL01
N.º Despacho/Portaria: DESPACHO Nº.14743/2016 (2ª. série)
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Estudo da Atividade Humana Semester
Estudo Funcional do Movimento Humano Semester
Introdução à Ciência Ocupacional Semester
Neurociência Para Terapia Ocupacional Semester
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Terapia Ocupacional em Perturbações do Desenvolvimento II Semester
Terapia Ocupacional em Perturbações do Desenvolvimento I Semester
Terapia Ocupacional em Reabilitação Física Semester
Clinical Education I Semester
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Terapia Ocupacional em Saúde Mental Semester
Clinical Education II Semester
Inovação e Empreendedorismo Social Semester
Terapia Ocupacional no Envelhecimento Semester
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Clinical Education III Semester
Clinical Education IV Semester
Projeto de Terapia Ocupacional Semester
Redefinição Ocupacional Semester
  • 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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