90 Freshmen gain insight into Occupational Therapy through orientation workshop

An orientation workshop for freshmen was held on January 20, 2021 by the Faculty of Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation, Hai Duong Medical Technical University (HMTU).

The event aims to facilitate students in making the optimal choice of major for their coming learning journey and career. Currently, the Faculty is offering two majors: Physio Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT).

90 first-year students attend the workshop on January 20, 2021.

This year, the Faculty welcomes 90 new students who have just got admitted for the Bachelor program period 2020-2024.

The workshop has provided the freshmen relevant information and understanding on the role of Rehabilitation in the healthcare system, the scope of works, its clients and career opportunity. The information was brought to the students by HMTU’s Academic Board, the University’s Dean of Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation Faculty, and especially two lecturers who have graduated from the Bachelor Program in OT and are now pursuing the Master Program in OT in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India).

Lecturer Nguyen Khac Tuan, who is currently pursuing the Master Degree in Manipal Academy of Higher Education speaks at the workshop.

The sharing has given the first year students the confidence to make their choice of major, of which many have made the decision to register for OT.

HMTU is one of the two medical Universities which have been working with MCNV in developing OT professionals in Vietnam. During the four year of 2016-2020, via Humanity and Inclusion, with the sponsorship of USAID, Vietnam’s first batch of Bachelor in OT has graduated from HMTU. Since their graduation, all of the 36 degree holders have been working in OT in public, private hospital and healthcare facilities.

The students feel free to pose question to clearly understand about OT, PT.

MCNV and HMTU hope that, for the academic 2020-2024, more and more students will register for OT, contributing to filling in the gap of human resources in this meaningful and promising profession./.