KMCH College of Occupational Therapy,
Kovai Medical Center and Hospital,
KMCH Campus, Avinashi Road,
Coimbatore – 641014.
KMCH College of Occupational Therapy, one of the pioneers in field of Occupational Therapy education was started in the year 1995.
The KMCH College of Occupational Therapy was established in the year 1995 as a unit of the Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust. The College of Occupational Therapy is recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu and is affiliated to the T.N. Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. It is also recognized by the All India Occupational Therapists Association (AIOTA) and World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) the licensing body for Occupational therapist’s, which gives added advantage to the graduates of KMCHCOT to study and work anywhere in India and abroad.
The KMCH College of Occupational therapy offers both the B.O.T (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy – four and half year) and M.O.T (Master of Occupational Therapy programme -two years full time course) which started in the year 2005 in four specialties of Mental Health, Child Health, Neurology and Orthopaedics. Students in both the programs learn the skills in Health conditions, Human Occupations, Evaluation, Intervention and Research methods in O.T Clinical practice is required before graduation in each program.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.O.T)
Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T)
- Advanced OT in Orthopedics
- Advanced OT in Neurology
- Advanced OT in Pediatrics
- Advanced OT in Psychiatry
The college is attached to Kovai Medical Center (KMCH website) a 800 bedded multi disciplinary super specialty hospital, with a well equipped and highly specialized department of OT and a full fledged physical medicine & rehab department, where students are given hands on clinical training.
To enhance the college’s academic profile and clinical capabilities of students collaborative contacts are established with external organizations (in and around coimbatore within Tamilnadu and other states.
KMCH College of OT in furnished with a central and department library. This library has one of the longest voluminous collections of OT titles besides other general medical titles. Reputed national and international journals are available in the library. The library is updated with recent editions of texts and journals yearly.
Internet facilities are provided in the library to enable the students to keep in touch with the latest international developments in the field.The library also has videos, CD’s, News letters, which could enhance the students learning. The department library, apart from racking OT literature, has 300 project works which enhances research work, which brings life into professional practice.
Students Health Care:
The Kovai Medical Center and Hospital provides comprehensive Outpatient and Inpatient services for the students. There is provision for health insurance and accident policy available for the students
CME and Guest Lectures:
State level CMEs and guest lectures are organized by the college every year.
Students are encouraged to participate in CME’s conducted by other institutions and organizations
Participation in national conference of AIOTA (All India Occupational Therapist Association) is encouraged. Students participate in competitions (poster, model and street play) conducted as part of the conference.
Computer & English Classes:
Students are acquainted with computer knowledge (MD DOS, windows, internet search, power point presentation, Excel) which they can apply for their seminars, statistic etc.
Occupational Therapy is an allied health science dealing with both physically and mentally ill clients. Occupational therapy uses the day to day activities of work, self care, leisure and play to enhance development of skills and possibilities. It may include adapting the work or environment as per the present abilities of the client, to achieve maximum independence and to enhance the quality of life. It is the job of an Occupational Therapist to figure out which areas are affected and how we can assist that person in performing these activities in a more functional and successful way.