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  • Locations: Udupi, India
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 3 2017 15/11/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Health Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Undergraduate Housing Options: On Campus
OS Help Available: Yes Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:
Manipal University OT

Manipal University - Occupational Therapy Placement travel grant of up to $2,000 available

Manipal University is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district.  

Location profile:
Udupi- is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also known as the temple city. Just inland from the coast, Udupi is a holy town that's home to an ancient Hindu temple which is an important place of pilgrimage, and several monasteries.

It is impossible not to be astonished by India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a dizzying, creative burst of cultures and religions, ethnicities and languages. Every aspect of the country presents itself on a massive, exaggerated scale, worthy in comparison only to the superlative mountains that overshadow it. Perhaps the only thing more difficult than to be indifferent to India would be to describe or understand India completely.

Academic information:

HSO305 - Occupational Performance: Evaluation and Intervention 1
Approved by Health

This program is undertaken as part of HSO305 placement requirements. Upon returning form the placement students will complete the remainder of the Unit during Trimester 1, 2018.
This is a 3 week placement including some cultural orientation on arrival- Students will undertake their placement in a hospital on the Manipal University campus in India. Students must be entering their 3rd year of study in OT and enroll in HSO305.

This unit links scientific understanding of occupational performance with a range of occupational therapy case scenarios. It is designed to develop specific practice skills, according to professional competencies that underpin the profession. It covers approaches to and methods of identifying people's needs, choices, capacities and preferences within a person-centred approach leading to the collaborative identification of occupational therapy goals.

For more information in regards to the course structure and exams, please visit this link.

The students will stay on campus at the international hostel.

ICAS provides excellent hostel facilities. Students can choose between AC and non-AC rooms, sharing and non-sharing ones. Hostel rooms are provided with a bed, mattress, desk, chair and cupboard for each student. Every hostel has uninterrupted electricity, solar-heated water facility, water cooler, common telephone, common TV room and a common reading room among other facilities. 
Costs may include: $350 USD for three weeks. A meal plan on campus will cost approximately $220 USD for three weeks and the Uni registration fee will be $350 USD. 

Cost:  TBC. This is a Placement program meaning you will pay a unit fee to Deakin University.

Program Dates: January/February 2018 exact dates TBC

Funding: ManipalShort Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.