Exchange studies occupational therapy

Exchange students in the Occupational Therapy Programme can design their own study plan. The plan will usually combine clinical placement and/or research projects.

Orientation week

Every semester at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences starts with a compulsory Orientation Week. You need to be present for the duration.

Clinical modules

Exchange students can practise in the community, hospitals, elderly services or day centres for people with learning disabilities.
The following clinical modules are usually offered:
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Psychosocial Care and Rehabilitation
  • Somatic Care and Rehabilitation

combined with

  • Orthopaedic Care or Geriatric Care (Hospital Training Ward), 2-week placement

Students acquire 1.5 credits for each completed week of study.

Theoretical modules in English

8FG069 - Interdisciplinary perspectives on chronic pain - an international course, 7.5 credits (länk till pdf)

Given once a year, in autumn. Full-time study for five weeks.

Research projects

In some cases, students can work on individual research projects during part or all of the semester. The length of the project will vary depending on student needs and supervisor availability. Each completed week of research work gives 1.5 credits.

Research in connection with the programme is focused on pain problems, the elderly, psychosocial problems and rehabilitation for vocational and daily life.

Please note that you cannot indicate that you are interested in a research proejct in the application form, but instead we ask that you contact us at