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  • Interprofessional collaboration of healthcare professionals in primary healthcare

    Posted on September 26, 2022

    As a fourth-year student, I worked at Mandisa Clinic where I saw the collaboration of occupational therapy and physiotherapy working collaboratively to provide intervention to spinal cord injury patients, traumatic brain injury, or stroke patients to improve independence in activities of daily...

  • The importance of community involvement in research

    Posted on September 25, 2022

    The University has a long-standing relationship with Tsako Thabo secondary school, through the engineering and architecture department. The occupational therapy department started working with the school in 2022. The school of health care sciences’s community engagement committee has been...

  • The value of occupational therapy services in old age homes

    Posted on June 27, 2022

    Ageing is a physiologically inevitable process with chronological, social and psychological dimensions. [1] Elderly people experience physiological and physical changes that may restrict them from participating in certain activities of daily living. [1] Not being able to participate in previous...

  • ‘We must support children with autism – and their parents’ – UP academic on breaking down stigma and raising support this World Autism Awareness Day

    Posted on April 02, 2020

    Autism is a global health crisis that knows no borders and – much like COVID-19 – does not discriminate based on nationality, ethnicity or social status. In light of World Autism Awareness Day, knowing more about the condition and how to manage it may help all of us better support...

  • Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research in the spotlight at UP

    Posted on September 06, 2016

    The University of Pretoria has identified 'Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease' as one of its four main strategic niche areas for research activity in the next decade.

  • Students provide occupational therapy services at Steve Biko Academic Hospital

    Posted on March 27, 2012

    Final-year occupational therapy students have been doing psychiatry fieldwork at Steve Biko Academic Hospital's 18-bed Psychiatric Unit, providing an occupational therapy service.

  • Remember not to forget...

    Posted on September 30, 2011

    On Wednesday the 21st of September a group of Occupational Therapy students from the University of Pretoria, together with their lecturer, embarked on a journey to create awareness about Alzheimer's Disease.

  • Disability awareness in Mamelodi schools

    Posted on April 19, 2011

    On Thursday 14 April 2011, the Occupational Therapy (OT) students of the University of Pretoria held a disability day to spread disability awareness across Mamelodi.

  • Occupational Therapy Lecturer exchange to Sweden

    Posted on March 01, 2011

    A teacher-exchange program funded by the Linnaeus-Palme program has been established between the Occupational Therapy Departments at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden & the University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • Playful children are healthy children

    Posted on February 22, 2011

    The Occupational Therapy Department of the University of Pretoria opened a children's clinic on the Mamelodi campus. The launch took place on 18 February 2011, in collaboration with the National health awareness day: Healthy Lifestyle Awareness day

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