The Department of Occupational Therapy's theme is the health of people living in large cities. The department aims to contribute to people's health and to realizing a vibrant long-life society. Its research and educational activities are organized into the following three sub-themes.
Occupational therapy science for people's mental and physical functions consists of four areas: cognitive occupational therapy, occupational therapy for people with brain dysfunction, occupational therapy for children and adolescents, and elderly psychological behavior analysis. The aim of this sub-theme is to conduct area research, including interdisciplinary and integrated approaches, on people's physical functions, psychiatry and psychology, and child development.
Study of occupation consists of four areas: occupational behavior, occupational science, mental health occupational therapy, and community-based occupational therapy for the elderly. The aim of this sub-theme is to explore the potential of occupational therapy through application in field practice, the yielding of evidence, and the understanding of' occupation' and its related models and theories.
Occupation and living environment study consists of four areas: occupational life design studies, occupational performance analysis, assistive technology and application of assistive products, and analyses and adaptation of living environments. The aim of this sub-theme is to clarify how the various environmental features, such as physical, human, policy, natural, culture features, obstruct or promote people's occupational participation and to explore means of enriching people's lives.
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