Occupational Therapy Part-time

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Occupational Therapy Part-time

University of Cumbria
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This course is also offered as a full-time route, over three years.

Why study with us?

This course has an excellent reputation, is fully accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and has an outstanding record for its graduates finding employment. You can study at either the Carlisle or Lancaster campus.

The part-time programme is delivered on a flexible basis with part-time students studying along side their full-time colleagues. Days of attendance will vary dependent upon the timetable, but part-time students would normally attend university 2-3 days per week. About one third of the course is spent on placement, working with qualified therapists principally in the north west of …

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This course is also offered as a full-time route, over three years.

Why study with us?

This course has an excellent reputation, is fully accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and has an outstanding record for its graduates finding employment. You can study at either the Carlisle or Lancaster campus.

The part-time programme is delivered on a flexible basis with part-time students studying along side their full-time colleagues. Days of attendance will vary dependent upon the timetable, but part-time students would normally attend university 2-3 days per week. About one third of the course is spent on placement, working with qualified therapists principally in the north west of England, but also further afield.

Subjects can include children, people with physical or mental health problems, the elderly and people with learning disabilities, as well as palliative care and forensic work. You can choose where you undertake your final placement; either in this country or abroad. It is expected that placements will be undertaken full time (Monday to Friday). If you are applying for these courses your fees will be paid by the NHS. You need to select self-funding for the online application form.

What can this course lead to?

Our graduates have excellent job prospects in a wide range of posts in hospitals, private practice, industry, special hospitals, social services, legal work, accident and emergency, and community work. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This enables you to work in the NHS and with social services. The qualification is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), giving you the chance to work abroad.

Entry requirements

280 UCAS tariff points

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Credit and UCAS requirements UCAS points: 280 Selection criteria

Interview Process

Students who are selected for interview attend an information session and campus tour, followed by an individual interview. The selection is based on the academic profile, personal statement, and reference, as well as demonstrating a good understanding of Occupational Therapy. This understanding would be greatly enhanced, either by taking part in work experience or visiting at least two work-places. Interests and experience are also considered, but, above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential.

Provision for students with disabilities

There are robust procedures in place for ensuring availability of reasonable adjustments to promote positive access and participation for disabled students in line with the Special Needs and Disability Act (2001), as well as the Health & Care Professions Council Guidelines. For more information please contact the following admissions tutors:

Additional contact information

BSc (Hons) Full Time and Part Time at Lancaster
Tel: 01524 384625
Email: Ken.Beesley@cumbria.ac.uk
Fax: 01524 384591

If you are interested in studying this course in Carlisle, please contact healthadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk.

UCAS Link Course summary

The course covers all aspects of Occupational Therapy, including over 1,000 hours of work placement; you achieve an academic award and the ability to apply for state registration as an Occupational Therapist.

A wide variety of teaching and assessment methods are used. You learn in large and small groups, through formal teaching, group work, individual study, problem-based learning, practicals, research and work placement. You work with radiography, nursing, physiotherapy and other healthcare students as part of Inter professional Learning. Subjects include—Human Biology, Healthcare, Psychosocial Theories of Human Life, Professional Practice, Therapeutic Media, OT in Mental Health, Neurology and Oncology, Physical Health and Trauma, Community Practice and Collaborative Care. You also have the opportunity to work in clinics run within the department.

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