Occupational Therapy – BSc (Honours)

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Learn how people’s activities or occupations are central to their health and wellbeing and how to help people engage in life as fully as possible on this well-established course. You train as a therapist with our highly-acclaimed lecturing team in specially equipped facilities before applying your skills and knowledge on several different placements. As a student on this course, you benefit from strong links with leading health professionals and healthcare providers throughout the UK.

Key points
• Learn from highly-acclaimed lecturers who have won professional and teaching awards. • SHOUT – an active student group welcoming new students and promoting the profession.
• Gain a wide …

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At a glance

Learn how people’s activities or occupations are central to their health and wellbeing and how to help people engage in life as fully as possible on this well-established course. You train as a therapist with our highly-acclaimed lecturing team in specially equipped facilities before applying your skills and knowledge on several different placements. As a student on this course, you benefit from strong links with leading health professionals and healthcare providers throughout the UK.

Key points
• Learn from highly-acclaimed lecturers who have won professional and teaching awards. • SHOUT – an active student group welcoming new students and promoting the profession.
• Gain a wide range of professional experience with three separate placements.
• Train in specially-equipped facilities at the £13m Robert Winston Building.

What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists are a vital in helping individuals overcome the physical, psychological or social problems caused by illness, injury or disability. They work with people of all ages to enable them to meet their personal goals and achieve health, wellbeing and life satisfaction.

The role of occupational therapy is varied. It can include • working with people to prevent hospitalisation
• helping people to manage the transition from hospital to home
• offering community interventions to enable individuals to lead more independent and productive lives
• working as part of a rehabilitation team
• work with communities to become more inclusive for all people
• supporting people to return to work and remain in work

For more information go to www.cot.co.uk/ot-helps-you/ot-helps-you

This course

Develop the theoretical and practical skills to work as an occupational therapist on this well-established course. As a student, your studies within the university centre around a number of specially equipped facilities, including a vocational rehabilitation room with equipment used to help people back into the workplace. The room is located in our £13m Robert Winston Building, described as 'a beacon for the future development of health education in this country' by a leading UK health body.

You also benefit from a highly respected and award-winning team that includes two fellows of the College of Occupational Therapists. One of our staff members won a major teaching award from the HEA Subject Centre for Health Sciences and Practice in 2010. This team will lead your learning in the core theories and principles of occupational therapy.

You are also taught and encouraged to • think critically • analyse and evaluate your practice • solve problems • be creative in your practice to meet the needs of individuals and their carers • reflect on your practice • become a lifelong learner.

Once you’ve learnt about occupational therapy in the University, you then use your skills and apply these as part of a range of placements in a variety of settings. These include the areas of physical health, mental health and working in the community. Examples include working in a community mental health team, a brain injury rehabilitation unit, social services, acute hospital ward, or a children’s service. These placements allow you to gain practical experience of occupational therapy and develop therapeutic and clinical reasoning skills under supervision.

As part of the course you can complete a Level 2 award in understanding health improvement, which provides you with a certificate from the Royal Society of Public Health. We are currently the only university in the UK that offers this option as part of our healthcare courses.

Your student membership fees for the College of Occupational Therapists are paid, enabling you to access the services they provide.

Key areas of study
You study all aspects of occupational therapy including • orthotics and hand therapy • adapting the home environment • vocational rehabilitation • complexities in mental health, and learn to relate them to a wide variety of practice.

SHOUT
Our student led professional subgroup, SHOUT (Sheffield Hallam occupational therapy undergraduate team) organises monthly CPD events for clinicians, staff and students. It welcomes new students to the University and has an active blogspot and Facebook page.

Clinical links
We have good links with our clinicians who alongside providing placements are involved in our interview process and open days. Specialist clinicians are also involved in teaching.

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