Exchange programme | Occupational Therapy

Exchange programme

Location: Belgium - Geel - Campus Geel

You are an enthusiastic go-getter with lots of energy

  • You want to help people with a disability carry out their daily activities with ease.  
  • You are well-spoken, optimistic and creative.   
  • This programme consists of a diverse combination of practical work, lectures, tutorials, and projects. 
  • It includes annual internships, totalling more than a thousand hours of work.
  • After you graduate you can work as an occupational therapist.
  • You are also qualified to take on coaching, coordinating and educational roles.   
  • As a result, you can work in a wide range of sectors and positions! 
  • If you’d like to continue studying, feel free to pursue another bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.

 

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Els Kuppens
International Coordinator
For all your questions about whether you can be admitted to an exchange
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Mark Steensels
International Coordinator
For all your questions on fieldwork
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
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Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Courses - Additional Info
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • Overview

    The department of Occupational Therapy will host students from abroad for a period of maximum 3 months. If we receive to many applications, we’ll have to make a selection: this will be communicated with the applying students.
    During the Autumn period (20th September 2021 – 20th December 2021) as for the Spring period (10th January 2022 – 17th June 2022), incoming students can select courses in addition to their practical placement (within the compulsory course “International module” of 20 ECTS). When they’re having courses (at the TMK-UAS campus), it replaces the practical placement during that period.

    The academic year in a nutshell

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide. 
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Placement
    Practical placement (3 months) i Z12918 20 X
    Practical placement (3 months) i Z12918 20 X
    Practical placement (6 weeks) & Bachelor Project (6 weeks) i Z12918 20 X
    Practical placement (9 weeks) & Innovative Project (3 weeks) i Z12918 20 X
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Courses
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Placement
    Practical placement (3 months) i Z12918 20 X
    Practical placement (3 months) i Z12918 20 X
    Practical placement (6 weeks) & Bachelor Project (6 weeks) i Z12918 20 X
    Practical placement (9 weeks) & Innovative Project (3 weeks) i Z12918 20 X
    Courses
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
  • Courses - Additional Info

    • "Bachelor Project": You will work in a small group of 5 students to explore an OT-item (theory) and to make a practical application. You will have to explain your subject twice: in front of a jury of experts and also in front of the originator (professional field).

    • "Innovative Project": During 3 weeks the students discover how to implement a new technology (3D and Immersive care) in the OT practice. They’re going to create an app or develop a 3D tool for f.e. a person with ALS (has a request for a tool with 3D printing.) 

  • Conditions

    Only 3rd and 4th year occupational therapy students are admitted.

  • Exam regulations

    The final grade for the exchange will be a grade composed by the "internship" and (if chosen) the other classes. No re-examinations will be provided should the student fail in any of the components. The assessment will always be done at the end of each item. The grade will be forwarded to the partner school in the week following completion of the internship.

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

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