The students of Occupational Therapy are given hands on clinical training in the Kovai Medical Center and Hospital. The Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) is 1000 bedded multi-specialty Hospital provides enrich clinical experience to the students.
Students have excellent exposure to a wide range of patients in the department of Paediatric, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic surgery, Cardio - pulmonary, Neuro ICU, Neonatal ICU, Mental Health and Community centre. They are also posted in the department of Occupational therapy for training in the specialized fields of practice .The department of Occupational Therapy in KMCH is one of its kind in the whole of South India spread over an area of 4000square foot with the specialities in Child health, Mental Health, and Adult health with specialized units such as, Cognitive perceptual unit, Play therapy, Sensory Integrative Therapy, Group Therapy, ADL training, Hand Therapy, Splinting Unit, Oncology unit and with provision for Advanced mobility training.
The students at KMCH College of Occupational Therapy undergo intensive clinical training and fieldwork in areas of Physical disabilities, Psychological medicine and Community rehabilitation.
In addition the students and interns are involved in early intervention programs, school based intervention, community programs, hand therapy, hand splinting, geriatric care; During the 6 months of internship program the interns are trained to develop clinical and professional skills to prepare them for the transition from student to becoming a competent occupational therapist. The interns get additional filed placements in St. John Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore. Apart from the regular clinical program they learn skills of using standardized assessments, documentation, report writing, taking responsibility for organizational and administrative work in the treatment area. In order to gain strong research base and scholarly attitude interns are also required carrying out unit wise monthly case presentation and critical review of articles from Journals. Know more about KMCH