This practice-based course – where you complete over 1000 hours in placement settings - gives you the skills and knowledge you need to follow a rewarding career as an occupational therapist eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) when you graduate. Occupational therapy combines a range of areas including human sciences (anatomy physiology and psychology); sociology; pathology; learning disabilities; and mental health. On this course you gain a grounding across these fields as well as learning about professional values and conduct; the underpinning theories; and the research behind evidence-based practice. You put your knowledge into practice through roleplay managed experiences and simulation with practical sessions that develop your skills in patient assessment treatment planning treatment interventions and the evaluation of their usefulness. Over the length of the course you benefit from being in placements for a minimum of 1000 hours where you are supported and supervised to develop your skills. Why choose this course?
- Learn from an experienced academic team of scientists and clinicians using modern well-equipped facilities including simulation suites
- Hone your developing skills in clinical placements part-time for your first and second years with full-time placements in your third year
- Benefit from our extensive network of supervised practice placements across a variety of NHS community voluntary and private service settings
- Study alongside physiotherapists and other healthcare students learning about each other’s roles. This helps you develop a strong professional identity as an occupational therapist while giving you a clear understanding of how your role contributes to the wider team
- Develop the attitudes and values as well as the communication skills to deliver care with the compassion dignity and respect expected of a professional occupational therapist
- Learn valuable transferable skills including research analysis communication critical thinking and leadership
Areas of study may include:
- Wider clinical understandings, including pathology, sociology, and psychology
- Research skills
- Physiology for occupational therapists
- Occupational beings
- Occupational therapy interventions - equipment and adaptions
- Occupational therapy interventions - therapeutic approaches
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.
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Fees and funding
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