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Unsure about OT

Hi all,

I’m an OT student currently doing an MSc pre-reg at Brunel university.

I’ve just had my first placement, and I’m very unsure if OT is for me and worrying a bit about it.

My placement was in a community team and a lot of it felt like social care. There’s a lot less anatomy and medical learning that I had hoped, and we barely learn anything medical on the actual course, which I really wasn’t expecting.

So I wanted to ask, is there anyone else that has felt like this? Is there an area of OT that is a bit more medical and requires more knowledge in anatomy?

If so, what areas are there? I’ve been thinking that trauma and ortho might be better as it requires MSK knowledge? But this is just me speculating.

Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.
Hiya!

Are you still doing occupational therapy at Brunel university? May I ask how you’re finding it now? Sorry this isn’t very helpful but I really like the social care aspect of occupational therapy which is why I’m interested.

I’m looking to apply. Regarding your timetable, is placement towards the end of the year or beginning as is it full time?
Main Concourse, Brunel University
Brunel University London
Uxbridge
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Original post by Anonymous #1
Hiya!

Are you still doing occupational therapy at Brunel university? May I ask how you’re finding it now? Sorry this isn’t very helpful but I really like the social care aspect of occupational therapy which is why I’m interested.

I’m looking to apply. Regarding your timetable, is placement towards the end of the year or beginning as is it full time?

Hi, I wouldn't advise OT at Brunel. There have been a lot of issues with the course
Original post by Anonymous #2
Hi, I wouldn't advise OT at Brunel. There have been a lot of issues with the course

Hi,

Thank you for your honest advice. I've heard this too from others, sadly.
I was told how they struggled to give students placements, with some not having placement at all when they were supposed to, which is shocking.

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