Occupational therapy is a health and social care profession that supports people experiencing challenges in their health and wellbeing as a result of injury, illness, or disability. Occupational therapists work collaboratively with their clients using a person-centred approach, helping them to participate in the roles and activities they want to, despite any challenges they might face. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, St George's Occupational Therapy BSc course explores the concepts, principles and theories of occupational science, human development, anatomy, physiology and psychology. You will develop excellent communication skills and learn to work collaboratively with a range of clients, carers and communities to meet their goals. Learning is hands-on and takes place initially in simulated environments, including our dedicated Art of Living Suite. Over the course of three years you will spend time on placement in and around London in a range of different settings; these may include acute trusts, community settings, schools, local authorities, social enterprises, charities and non-traditional placements. Career prospects for occupational therapists are excellent, with opportunities for career progression within the NHS and other settings through professional practice and development into Senior Occupational Therapist and Advanced Practitioner roles, as well as progression into management, education and training or academic career pathways. Upon completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which will allow you to practice as an occupational therapist in the UK. Course highlights
- Time spent on placement within a diverse range of settings such as acute and community hospitals, schools and forensics units.
- Specialist facilities include our dedicated Art of Living Suite with simulated kitchen and bathroom, which enable you to learn skills for practice within a safe environment.
- Accredited by the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, this course explores concepts, principles and theories of occupational science, human development, anatomy, physiology, and psychology to develop a strong foundation to practice as an Occupational Therapist. You will develop excellent communication skills and learn to work collaboratively with a range of clients, carers and communities to meet their goals. Year one is primarily university-based, although you will complete your first practice placement. Collaborative inter-professional education, with other health care students, helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills and appreciate the roles of other professionals In year two you will build on your understanding of theoretical concepts and learn skills to deliver Occupational Therapy with a variety of clients in a range of health and social care services, and with clients with learning disabilities or children. You will complete two practice placements, an opportunity to put theory into practice and develop your skills further. A comprehensive research project in year three also puts your analytical skills to the test, and you will complete another practice placement where you will work with greater autonomy and competency. You can find further information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/occupational-therapy#modules
You can find information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/occupational-therapy#studying
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists
- Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||7.0 overall (including minimum 7.0 in Writing and a 6.5 in all other components)|
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
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