University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Occupational Therapy

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Course summary

You want to help others achieve their goals and help improve peoples lives. Become a champion for the rights and beliefs of people to take part in the occupations that they need and value. Our course is designed to equip you with the skills and professional qualifications required for you to become a practising occupational therapist accredited by the RCOT and registered with the HCPC. Course Overview During your degree, you'll spend at least 1,000 hours on placement in a variety of settings with children, adults and older adults with physical, social or mental health issues. Placements take place within the NHS, councils, private, voluntary and independent sector organisations, and in a range of settings from hospitals, health and day centres, care homes or places of work. This course enables you to work with other students within our Institute of Health, further expanding your experience. You'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and apply for membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) upon graduation. Our graduates have an excellent reputation making them sought after by a multitude of employers including the NHS, councils, private, voluntary and independent sector organisations. On this course you will...

  • Work in small groups with your peers, developing teamwork and networking skills, with the opportunity to collaborate and engage with clinicians and service users.
  • Have placement experiences in a range of settings including the NHS, exploring community engagement, group work and role emerging placements alongside qualified clinicians.
  • Develop analytical and research skills to support your practice as an evidence-based Occupational Therapist.
  • Be supported by our team, we get to know you personally and our staff and students have great relationships, allowing you to feel fully supported as you study.
  • Develop your practical skills in our purpose build 'home' rooms and simulation laboratories. You will have the opportunity to gain confidence and skills outside of your placements.
What you will learn You will learn the fundamental rights and beliefs of people to take part in the occupations that they need and value and to enable such engagement through the practice of Occupational Therapy. You will have a focus on leadership and entrepreneurial skills including the effective management of resources and promoting the profession to potential commissioners and users of services. Personal Development Planning is embedded throughout your programme to ensure an appreciation of, and progression in, the required skills for life-long learning. The programme explores and applies the well-established theoretical and practical skills of Occupational Therapy and responds to the ever-changing world of health and social care practice. You will adapt to and be involved in actively shaping the many and varied settings where the occupational needs of people are addressed. You will contribute responsibly to individual and community wellbeing. Year one
  • Exploring Occupation, Health and Wellbeing through the Lifespan
  • Exploring Professional Practice
  • Exploring Person Environment and Occupation
  • Exploring Occupational Science
  • Occupational Therapy in Practice 1
  • Exploring Evidence in Practice
Year two
  • Developing Occupational Possibilities for Health and Wellbeing
  • Developing Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Developing the Entrepreneurial Occupational Therapist
  • Developing Occupational Science in Practice
  • Occupational Therapy in Practice 2
  • Collaborative Project Proposal
Year three
  • Leading and Implementing Occupational Possibilities for Health and Wellbeing
  • Occupational Therapy and Digital Health
  • Future Leaders for Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy in Practice 3
  • Occupational Therapy in Practice 4
  • Collaborative Project

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B920
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language at grade 4/C or above. Work shadowing/experience prior to interview is preferred.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
58%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Occupational Therapy at University of Cumbria - UCAS