Hey, no worries at all!
- At my uni specifically, we spend around 3-4 hours ish a week on lectures. These are all still online and prerecorded (this was beneficial for me as I find it easier to take notes this way, but I know it's different for everyone. Maybe lectures will be in person for next year)
- I would say around 1/5 of my first year content has been biology/anatomy based. Although it's pretty evenly spread between the amount you cover between biology and psychology, I definitely found anatomy more challenging (though not impossible) to grasp
- My cohort is fairly big (for an OT course anyway) so I cant speak for the whole cohort but 1/4 of my class is mature students. I would say as a guess majority of people in my cohort are not mature students
- I would say extra reading is not necessary (I didn't do any before joining) but if you want to get ahead with anatomy content I reccomend Marieb and Hoehn's anatomy and physiology (11th Ed.). A lot of what we covered in anatomy was in this book, I would say focus particularly on joints and the structures within the joints. But this textbook may be expensive , so if you wanna save your money look on the internet about joint structures and joint movement (kenhub or teach me anatomy for example). I wouldn't say you need a textbook at this stage, your uni may reccomend some anyways but just if u wanted a reccomendation there you go
- Nope, I have personally never had to do this. I have however had role play sessions (We were put into groups where one of us had to be a client and the others had to be OTs) where someone put clothes on/off but they did this while fully dressed. They just brought baggy clothes for role play
Hope this helps!