Thursday, 18 December 2014
An internationally-renowned expert in Occupational Therapy visited the University of Worcester to share his experience with students.
Professor Michael Iwama, Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Georgia Regents University in America spoke to students, and local Occupational Therapists, about helping people to adjust to new ways of living when they experience health issues.
Dr Yvonne Thomas, Course Leader for the University of Worcester’s BSc in Occupational Therapy, said: “Our course is among the newest Occupational Therapy courses in the country and is fast gaining a reputation for innovation and contemporary educational practice. Professor Iwana’s visit to Worcester was an acknowledgement of that growing reputation and of the quality of the course, which offers small class sizes and part time professional practice placements.”
Professor Iwama, recognised author of the KAWA Model of Occupational Therapy, said he was thrilled to visit the new programme and shared with students his vision “to enable people from all streams of life to engage and participate in the activities and processes of daily living that matter”.