Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (External) Degree


With development of the profession of occupational therapy all over the world and with the expansion of professional practice in this country, the Sri Lanka Society of Occupational Therapists has identified an urgent need to establish a degree-level study programme in Occupational Therapy.This degree programme will build on the two years of basic training provided by the School of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy of the Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition. It will provide two further years of professional training leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.

Please contact Department of Medical Education from the following contact details for further information.
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OCCT E2010 | Computer literacy*

Course Code: OCCT E2010

Course Title: Computer Literacy


  • Introduce services provided by the Information systems unit
  • To provide a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Windows
  • Instil good practice with respect to data storage and file management using Windows Explorer
  • To provide basic training in using electronic mail and the world wide web
  • To provide basic training in using PowerPoint to create visual presentations

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module the students should be able to

General skills:
  • Start and shut down the computer safely
  • use the mouse
  • adopt best practice when using computers for long period
  • demonstrate understanding of the properties of components in the Windows environment (Windows, desktop, taskbar, etc)
Word Skills
  • Create a document
  • Save a docu
  • Use and move a graphic
  • ment appropriately
  • Use grammar and spelling checker
  • Create basic tables
E-Mail skills:
  • Distinguish between their username and e mail alias
  • Send, receive, and reply, to an e mail massage
  • Demonstrate understanding of the function of in, out, and trash mail boxes
  • Send and receive attachments taking action to avoid virus infections
Web Skills:
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and experience in web screening
  • Define the following terms: internet, World Wide Web, Browser, Hypertext link, Uniform resourse locator, home page
  • Use a web browser to ‘fetch’ a web
  • Make a book marker
OCCT E2024 | Occupational Health and Well-being
OCCT E2034 | Frames of reference and context of Occupational Therapy practice
OCCT E2044 | Knowledge and skills for practice
OCCT E2054 | Applied Occupational Therapy in mental health
OCCT E2064 | Applied Occupational Therapy primarily in Developmental and Neurological Disorders
OCCT E2074 | Evidence based practice and Research Methodology


OCCT E3086 | Occupational Therapy practice

Course Code: OCCT E3086

Course Title: Occupational Therapy Practice


The aim of this module is to transfer newly gained theoretical knowledge and skills into a range of practical settings in order to further develop clinical skills to practice as competent Occupational Therapists. In particular this module aims to develop therapists skills in working outside of the institutional environment in home and community settings.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module, the graduate will be able to;

  • demonstrate an improved range of skills in dealing with clients with various occupational deficits.
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills based on knowledge gained through the study of other modules.
  • demonstrate a greater ability to work well in a team and be flexible in approach with colleagues and clients.
  • demonstrate an ability to be objectively and constructively critical of one's own and other's skills in clinical settings.
  • formulate ways to improve skills of therapists through a problem-solving approach.
  • demonstrate an ability to transfer theoretical learning into actual practice.
  • Transfer their skills into home and community based settings.
OCCT E3095 | Research project poster
OCCT E310X | Research project dissertation
OCCT E311C | Work experience**

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Location Address:
Centre for Distance
and Continuing Education,
No. 56/6,
Koongahawatta Road,
Kandy Road,
Postal Address:
Centre for Distance
and Continuing Education,
P.O.Box 03,
Univeristy of Kelaniya,
Sri Lanka.
011-2987000 |011-2987001
011-2987002 | 011-2987005
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