**Occupational therapists work collaboratively with people to help them engage in those activities (occupations) which they need or want to do, enabling them to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. Occupations are practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity for example self-care, work or leisure tasks. Working with people of all ages in a variety of areas, youâll assess an individualâs needs, devise treatment and provide interventions to facilitate them to achieve their potential and maximum quality of life. On this course youâll have the opportunity to develop vital knowledge and practical skills whilst youâre studying in our specialist facilities.**
Our Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons) degree is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Youâll learn how to integrate underlying theory and principles of occupational therapy and apply what you learn to different areas of practice.
Youâll also have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of occupational therapy through placements in different settings including areas such as peopleâs homes, hospitals, schools, charities and prisons. Weâve also got a purpose-built occupational therapy skills lab where you can learn in authentic simulated environments.
Occupational therapists work inter-professionally alongside other healthcare professionals, therefore youâll study with students from other healthcare professions including physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and podiatrists. Youâll also have the opportunity to develop both the teamwork and autonomous practice skills required to work in a rapidly changing health and social care context.
Upon successful graduation you could work within the NHS, social services, charities, education services, social enterprises, community interest groups, medico-legal firms or you could work in independent practice. There may also be opportunities in education, research or overseas, as occupational therapists are also needed internationally. Wherever your career path takes you, you could gain great job satisfaction from knowing that youâve have made a positive and meaningful impact on the quality of life of others.
Foundations and Context of Occupation and Practice
Health; Occupational Performance and Occupational Disruption
Practice Based Experience 1
Professional Development and Research 1
Enhancing Occupational Performance for Individuals and Groups
Interprofessional Working in Context
Practice Based Experience 2A
Practice Based Experience 2B
Consolidating Occupational Therapy Practice
Practice Based Experience 3
Widening Occupational Therapy Practice
Assessment involves a combination of coursework, practice/competency based learning, examinations and essays. This also includes a variety of innovative methods such as reflective logs, group presentations, case studies, portfolios of learning, poster presentations and practice based reports.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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