August 2015 PRC Results – Occupational and Physical Therapy Licensure Examination


The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 550 out of 868 passed the Physical Therapist Licensure Examination and 107 out of 170 passed the Occupational Therapist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in the cities of Manila and Cebu this August 2015.

Source: PRC

Congratulations to all successful examinees! :)

Working as an Occupational Therapist in Another Country


The World Federation of Occupational Therapy has recently released a publication entitled “Working as an Occupational Therapist in Another Country.” This document contains information about registration, practice and membership requirements in the majority of WFOT member organisations. It’s very handy for OT’s who are considering to work abroad.

To access, visit > Resource Centre > General > Working as an Occupational Therapist in Another Country.

Free Online Course: “Understanding Dementia”

It’s back!

In response to the recent dramatic rise in the global incidence of dementia and the subsequent need for quality dementia education worldwide, the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania, is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) about dementia. This course is free and open to anyone, providing a unique opportunity for individuals and organisations to obtain university-quality education about dementia at no cost.

The course, Understanding Dementia, will be released on 31st March, 2014. Please note, places within the course are limited.

The 9-week curriculum covers all aspects of dementia including basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.

The content is delivered by 12 experts in the field of dementia including neuroscientists, health scientists, clinicians, dementia care professionals and people with dementia.

Participants will have an opportunity to engage with the material via video clips, activities, scenarios and quizzes (no assignments or exams). Furthermore, they will have an opportunity to meet an international network of peers online to discuss the key issues surrounding dementia.

For more information, please visit the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre website.

How to help: Organizations offering relief to Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by “Yolanda.” The aftermath has been devastating!

Please lend a helping hand through any of the means suggested in the following link:
How to help: Organizations offering relief to Typhoon Haiyan survivors.

Also, Bright Start Children’s Special Services, Inc. is appealing to your generosity to help SPED schools and day care centres in the Visayas region affected by this typhoon. For more details on how you can assist, visit Bright Start’s Facebook page or website.

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