BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

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BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Glyndŵr University
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Key Facts

  • From September 2013 this will be a three year route
  • The curriculum takes a holistic view of client care integrating theory with practice
  •  Entry to the degree brings automatic student membership of the College of Occupational Therapists (COT). Following completion of the degree you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and full membership of the COT. This course is accredited by the COT and approved by the HCPC
  • The course has been commended on the high value it attaches to supporting students in their studies and the quality of work placements
  • Funding for course fees for a number of places on this programme are provided throug…

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Key Facts

  • From September 2013 this will be a three year route
  • The curriculum takes a holistic view of client care integrating theory with practice
  •  Entry to the degree brings automatic student membership of the College of Occupational Therapists (COT). Following completion of the degree you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and full membership of the COT. This course is accredited by the COT and approved by the HCPC
  • The course has been commended on the high value it attaches to supporting students in their studies and the quality of work placements
  • Funding for course fees for a number of places on this programme are provided through the Welsh Government
  • During the course you will undertake an action-based project of your choice, allowing you to pursue your particular area of interest through voluntary work in the community
  • A variety of guest lecturers including leading experts, therapists and active service users
  • Staff are research-active and are active in clinical roles
  • There are opportunities to work collaboratively across the University with students on other courses
  • We hold open mornings throughout the year which give prospective students the chance to learn more about the course, talk informally to lecturers and meet current students

Course Content

You will be introduced to the main themes, philosophies, roles and responsibilities of an Occupational Therapist, developing practical skills as well as generic, transferable skills. As you progress through the course you will focus on the themes of dysfunction and therapeutic intervention, the integration of therapeutic processes, ethical considerations, management philosophies and legislation. Throughout the course you will undertake practice placements which will help to develop your skills of assessment, planning, intervention and critical evaluation.

While in a placement there will be an educator to support you and you will receive a placement visit from a tutor.

Small groups of students enable you to receive a high level of support from tutors.  Many groups of students become close and support one another throughout the course and beyond.

During the course you will do an action-based project of your choice, allowing you to pursue your particular area of interest.  This may take the form of voluntary work, combined with reflection work.

Open mornings are held throughout the year to give prospective students the chance to learn more about the course, talk informally to lecturers and meet current  students

Modules

Level 4 studies provide the foundation for future learning. Here you will be introduced to the main themes, philosophies, roles and responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist. You will develop practical skills as well as generic, transferable and study skills.

Level 4

  • Professional Studies 1 (20 credits)
  • Research 1 (20 credits)
  • Occupational Engagement (20 credits)
  • Occupational Interruption 1 (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement Assessment (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement Planning (20 credits)

Students leaving with 120 Level 4 credit points can exit with a Certificate of Higher Education in Health Studies.

Level 5

Building on your Level 4 knowledge, you will be expected to develop your skills as an independent learner. Theoretical material will focus on the themes of dysfunction, therapeutic intervention and the scope of occupational therapy. The application of reflective and analytical skills will be encouraged.

  • Professional Studies 2 (30 credits)
  • Research 2 (20 credits)
  • Occupational Interruption 2 (20 credits)
  • Occupational Interruption 3 (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement Intervention (30 credits)

If you conclude your studies following completion of 120 Level 4 and 120 Level 5 credit points you can obtain a Diploma of Higher Education in Health Studies.

Level 6

Level 6 involves the integration of therapeutic processes with skills of critical evaluation. Emphasis is also placed on ethical considerations, management philosophies and legislation. Independent learning and independent reflective practice will be expected.

  • Professional Studies 3 (20 credits)
  • Research 3 (30 credits)
  • Evaluating Occupational Interruption (20 credits)
  • Negotiated Study (10 credits)
  • Practice Placement Critical Evaluation (40 credits)

On successful completion of 120 level 6 credits (360 credits in total) you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy and will be eligible to apply for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to register as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council, entitling them to work in a variety of health and social care settings both in the UK and abroad.

Many graduates find employment in the NHS, social services and the private sector. Students go on to work in a range of areas such as working with people with complex needs, mental health issues or physical learning disabilities.

Students have taken placements in acute hospitals and inpatient A & E as well as community, physical rehabilitation and mental health work. There are also opportunities for role emerging placements which will enable you to work as an occupational therapist. Past placements have included work in residential homes, homeless hostels and a gardening project for people with mental health problems.

Entry Requirements & Applying

Applications are welcomed from people who can present evidence of relevant life/work experience. In addition, applicants are expected to demonstrate some insight into the role of occupational therapy.

Applications are considered individually and on merit, however, you must have successfully completed a GCE A-Level or equivalent standard qualification prior to starting the course. Qualifications considered equivalent to GCE A-Level include BTEC National Diploma (Science or Health Studies), access course or Open University modules. Information technology skills are also an advantage.

If you have formal qualifications with a minimum of 260 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent you will still need to provide evidence of relevant life/work experience.

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