Course Details

Diploma in Occupational Therapy

PICOMS International University College




  • Description

    Occupational therapists are a vital part of today’s health teams, helping people to meet their personal goals after illness or injury. It is an exciting area of practice which recognizes the potential of each person and enables individuals to achieve health, wellbeing and life satisfaction through participation in meaningful activity.

    The PICOMS Diploma in Occupational Therapy was introduced in April 2014, with just 12 students, and 2 staff members. With continuous growth and enhancement, the program recorded 91 students and 5 staff members in 2019, with this number expected to increase yearly.

    Field of Study

    Occupational Health & Hygiene

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM62,550 (USD 14,640)

    MQA No.

    MQA/FA 02964

    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)

    January, April and September

Entry Requirements

  • O-Level/GCSE

    GCE/O-LEVEL:Pass GCE O Level and obtained 5 credits (C grade) in these subjects

    ● Mathematics

    ● 1 science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Science, Applied Science)

    ● Any 3 Subjects


    SPM level: Pass Bahasa Malaysia and English with 5 credits in subject:

    ● Mathematics

    ● 1 science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Science, Applied Science)

    ● Any 3 Subjects

  • Others

    Any Health Science Certificate: Minimum pointer 2.75

  • English Requirements

    CEFR Low B1

    MUET: Band 2

    IELTS: 4.0

    TOEFL (IBT): 30-31

    Pearson Test of English :36

    Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests: 140

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

    Anatomy and Physiology – I

    Introduction to Occupational Therapy

    Psychology and Mental Health

    Anatomy and Physiology – II

    Basic Pathology

    Biomechanic and Kinesiology

    Neurosciences for Occupational  Therapy

    Therapeutic Activities and Activity Analysis

  • Year 2

    Medical and Neurological Conditions

    Orthopedic and Surgical Conditions

    Occupational Performance in Physical Conditions


    Clinical Placement – I (Physical)

    Psychiatric Conditions

    Community Based Rehabilitation

    Occupational Performance in Psychiatric Conditions

    Group Process

    Clinical Placement – II (Psychiatric)

  • Year 3

    Pediatrics Conditions

    OT Interventions in Geriatrics

    Occupational Performance in Pediatrics

    Occupational Safety and Ergonomics

    Clinical Placement – III (Pediatrics)

    Personal and Professional Development

    Course Research Project

    Occupational Therapy in Rehabilitation

    Clinical Placement – IV (Selection)

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM62,550 (USD 14,640)

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