WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$344 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Biomedical & Allied Health Sciences
Campus:Korle-Bu Campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Occupational Therapy is concerned with promoting health and well being through engagement in occupation. It draws from the fields of medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and many other disciplines in developing its body of knowledge.

In Occupational Therapy, “occupation” is viewed broadly to include everything people do to “occupy” themselves, caring for self and others. Since an injury, illness, and/or environmental barrier limits a persons’ participation in everyday activities (occupations), occupational therapists are called upon to address the barrier and/or help persons regain or develop their skills and abilities so they can participate in their everyday activities.

Occupational therapist work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, and/ or emotionally disabling condition. The therapists use treatments that develop, recover, or maintain clients’ activities of daily living. This helps clients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function.

Globally, the demand for occupational therapists is on the rise as a result of the increasing number of individuals with disabilities or limited function who require therapy services. Whereas older persons have an increased incidence of heart attack and stroke, which spur demand for therapeutic services; children with disabilities have to be assisted by therapists to undertake special education programmes.

Besides, hospitals continue to employ large number of occupational therapists to address both critical and acute needs of patients through extensive therapy. Emerging trends in occupational therapy include training for the elderly, driver rehabilitation and ergonomic consulting

• Equip students with the specific knowledge base and skills that are required for competent practice of occupational therapy at the beginning level;
• Develop students’ understanding of the holistic nature of a person’s health status and its implications on the delivery of health care service with emphasis on rehabilitation;
• Develop students’ analytical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills;
• Develop students’ ability to integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice competently in occupational therapy;
• Develop students’ skills in selfdirected learning and positive attitudes towards continuing professional and personal development.
• Synthesize current biological, behavioural and clinical sciences for occupational therapy practice with due reference to the holistic approach to health care issues;
• Plan, implement and evaluate programmes of therapy which help patients/ clients acquire adaptive skills, social effectiveness and physical abilities essential for participation in one’s own life roles;
• Contribute to the planning, organising, staffing, leading and assuring the quality of service of an occupational therapy unit;
• Apply knowledge and interpersonal skills learned to work co-operatively as a member of the health care team which aims at reintegrating the disabled back to their families and into the community

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Elective Mathematics

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject
Electives: Credit passes in Three (3) Electives comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Further Mathematics

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:

Applicants must have at least Grade 5 in Chemistry, and either Biology or Physics at the Higher Level.
In addition, applicants must have at least grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics SL and at least grade C for the third science at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy prepares students for work in hospitals and community healthcare settings, rehabilitation units, human resource management, government policy units, private practice and counseling services

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $344
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,909

Relevant Contact

Solomon F. Ofori-Acquah
Dean of School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences