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, you’ll assess an individual’s needs, devise treatment and provide interventions to facilitate them to achieve their potential and maximum quality of life.
- You’ll have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of occupational therapy through placements in different settings including areas such as people’s homes, hospitals, schools, charities and prisons.
- Our purpose-built occupational therapy skills lab enables you to learn in authentic simulated environments.
- Occupational therapists work inter-professionally alongside other healthcare professionals, therefore you’ll study with students from other healthcare professions including physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and podiatrists.
- You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from Service Users and Carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
Our course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You’ll learn how to integrate underlying theory and principles of occupational therapy and apply what you learn to different areas of practice. You’ll 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 you’ve have made a positive and meaningful impact on the quality of life of others.
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- 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
- Enhancing Occupational Performance for Groups and Communities
- Practice Based Experience 2A
- Practice Based Experience 2B
- Research 2
- Consolidating Occupational Therapy Practice
- Practice Based Experience 3
- Research 3
- Widening Occupational Therapy Practice