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Trinity College Dublin

Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy)

The overall aim of this one-year degree programme is to facilitate the development of an occupational therapy graduate who is reflective, has the ability to critically evaluate their practice, and provide client-centred, occupation-focused interventions. The course content has been designed in consultation with both occupational therapy practitioners and academics in Singapore to reflect current and developing areas of occupational therapy practice, and future developments in the Healthcare system of Singapore.

Four modules will be delivered during the one-year programme: Advanced Occupational Therapy Theory, Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice, Context and Delivery of Practice and Healthcare Development and Delivery. All four modules will focus on occupational therapy theories and interventions in the practice areas of Primary Care, Mental Health, Older Adults and Cognitive Rehabilitation that can be applied across the lifespan.

The learning approaches in the programme will be active and student-centred. Enquiry and problem-based learning will be used to facilitate development of critical thinking and self-directed learning skills.


Trinity College Dublin
Occupational Therapy, BSc

Programme Structure

Semester 1

Semester 2

Overseas Immersion Programme


Trinity College Dublin
Occupational Therapy, BSc

Polytechnic Diploma 

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Occupational Therapy


Trinity College Dublin
Occupational Therapy, BSc

Students studying in the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) degree programmes are required to complete a six-week attachment including associated clinical sites at the home campus of the Trinity College Dublin, where they will get to experience living and studying in Dublin, Ireland. The estimated cost ranges from S$5,500 - S$6,500. Note:

Estimated costs are dependent on prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.


 tcd main campus

 @TCD main campus – The day we visited the Provost. (Photo courtesy of Teng Mei Ling)



gaelic football

Physiotherapy students get to play one of the most popular sports in Ireland - Gaelic football. (Photo courtesy of New Hsio Wei)



dining hall

Yam Seng! Enjoying a “Harry Potter” style dinner at TCD dining hall. (Photo courtesy of New Hsio Wei)


 Students enjoying the Ceili dance!


The most memorable part of the OIP was site visits. The opportunity to “see practice” instead of just reading about it gave me much to reflect about my own practice in Singapore. – Emily Koh Tse Hui, Class of 2012

It felt great to visit Trinity College Dublin, to be physically present in the campus increased the affiliation we had to the university. From the time this trip was planned, to the day we came back, there was so much fun and learning.  – Nirmalayga, Class of 2012

“The most helpful learning experience from the OIP is that I was exposed to the acute rehabilitation unit (Geriatrics), a total different unit that I am working in Singapore (Outpatients). I was able to learn and apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model during the clinical attachment.” – Mauricette Lee, Class of 2012  

“The OIP trip would be the highlight of the degree program. The clinical attachment was an eye opener as it taught me different skills that will benefit my practice. It is definitely worth the experience.” – Barron Soh, Class of 2012

Going for this OIP trip has really enabled me to step out of my comfort zone. This is the longest trip that I have been away from home. But overall, the environmental changes have honed my life skills and I find myself to be a more independent and street-smart person.  – Teng Mei Ling, Class of 2012


Trinity College Dublin
Occupational Therapy, BSc

For admission-related queries, please email to 
For general and programme-related queries, please email to 


Associate Professor Tan Bhing Leet
Programme Director


Ms Saitun Binte Abdullah
Executive, Academic Programmes


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172A Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Singapore 567739