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.
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 three specialties of Mental Health, Child Health and Neurology. 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.
The students are given hands on clinical training in the attached Kovai Medical Center and Hospital. This is a state of the art 1000 bedded multi disciplinary, super specialty hospital. Students have excellent exposure to a wide range of clients in the department of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastic surgery, Cardio - pulmonary, Neuro ICU, Neonatal ICU, Mental Health and Community center. They are also posted in the department of Occupational therapy for training in the specialized fields of practice. The department of Occupational Therapy is one of its kind in the whole of South India spread over an area of 4000square foot with the specialized units of Child health, Mental Health, Cognitive perceptual unit, Play therapy Sensory Integrative Therapy, Group Therapy, ADL Room, Hand Therapy, Splinting Unit, and with provision for Advanced mobility training.