About the Department
Vision of Mrs. Kailash V. Merchant, the first Head of the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT), and with immense support of Dr. M. V. Sant, under the wings of Department Of orthopedics at T. N. Medical College & B. Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, this field of rehabilitation was rooted in 1955.The Department always served with the motto of giving holistic quality care. The services for the patients at the Department since inception have been at no cost. Occupational Therapy Post Graduate School was started by Dr. Khullodkar in 1978, and later the undergraduate program started in 1990, both under the affiliation of Mumbai University. It is a recognised centre for Phd studies since 2011. Currently all the three courses are affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. The now known, Occupational Therapy school & Centre, finds its abode in N building, First Floor.
Occupational Therapy is a powerful, widely recognized science driven & evidence- based profession with a globally connected & diverse workforce, meeting society's occupational needs. A health profession specializing in rehabilitation of physically & mentally challenged individuals.
An effort that embraces various fields such as
v Medical & Surgical Units (Super Specialties)
Special Services offered now are in the field of
v Disability and Functional assessment
v Learning disability assessment & therapy
v Autism screening and therapy
v Community based rehabilitation (CBR)
v Post COVID rehabilitation
The department is well equipped with latest version of Standardized test batteries for evaluation and advanced equipments like treadmill with body weight support system, electric hoist, biofeedback systems and Pro-balance system.
1. Post graduation course in Occupational Therapy started in 1978, the duration of course was 2 years and degree offered was M. Sc. (Occupational Therapy) The intake capacity was 5 and the course was affiliated to University of Bombay
Intake capacity increased to 10 seats in 1999 and the degree given was M. O. Th.
PG course transferred to MUHS in 2006 and the duration of course currently is 3 years.
Subjects available for M. O. Th. at T. N. M. C.
2. Undergraduate course in Occupational Therapy started in 1990, the duration of course was 3 and half years and degree offered was B. Sc. (Occupational Therapy). The intake capacity was 10 and the course was affiliated to University of Bombay
UG course was affiliated to MUHS in 1998 and the duration of course is 4 ½ years with 6 month internship. Degree given is bachelor's in occupational therapy (B. O. Th.)
3. Recognized centre by MUHS for Doctoral studies since 2011. One MUHS recognized guide for Ph D
Organizing camps in various districts of Maharashtra and other states of country
Organize camps for counseling, disability evaluation
Parent teacher orientation and training program.
Proposed programs for co-ordination of international students and faculty
Â· Upgrading methods of teaching
Â· Effectively engaging staff in their own development
Â· Designing interventions responsive to staff & patient needs
Â· EASY ACCESSIBILITY for the patients
Â· STATE OF ART DEPARTMENT to provide advanced quality care to patients
Department and Adult & Paediatrics OPD : First floor, 'N' Building, Behind College Canteen, TNMC
Psychiatry Indoor & OPD : Fourth floor, OPD Building, Outside Ward no 1
Learning Disability OT OPD : Fourth floor, OPD Building, next to ART Clinic
Timings : Mon - Fri :- 8.30 am to 3.30pm
Sat:- 8.30 am to 12 noon.
OPD No 02223027502
HOD No 02223027514
Email id : email@example.com