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Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**• Develop the knowledge and practical skills to work as an occupational therapist.• Work with service users and practising clinicians, adding real-life scenarios to your learning.Occupational therapists assess and treat people who have difficulties carrying out everyday activities because of disability, illness, trauma, ageing, and a range of long-term conditions. On this course you study occupational therapy, personal and professional development, research and evidence based practice, the sciences, practice placement learning and interprofessional learning.The learning, teaching and assessment strategy on this course aims to ensure that qualifying students are fit for practice in accordance with the HCPC Standards of Education and Training (2017).Effective occupational therapy requires close collaboration and understanding of other professions to ensure better outcomes for people that use our services. You can learn with, from and about other professions within other health and social care courses. We equip you with the knowledge, skills and values to enhance your employment opportunities and give you a strong professional identity.You learn through• seminars• lectures• tutorials• practical workshops• practice-based activities**Applied learning****Work placements**You will apply your skills and knowledge when you undertake 32 weeks of practice placement during the course.Four placements cover the areas of physical health, mental health, working in the community and in a non-traditional or extended scope setting. Examples include working in a community mental health team, a brain injury rehabilitation unit, social services, acute hospital ward, a children's service and a charity or voluntary service.All students on the course will undertake an extended scope placement which enables you to experience working outside the established role of an occupational therapist. This is a great opportunity for enhancing personal and professional skills relevant to practice.Networking opportunitiesOur student led subgroup of our local professional networks, SHOUT (Sheffield Hallam occupational therapy university team) organises monthly CPD events for clinicians, staff and students. It welcomes new students to the University and has an active presence on social media @SHOUTeventsWe have good links with our clinicians who provide practice placements and service users who are involved in our student events, such as open days. Specialist clinicians are also involved in teaching.**Accreditation**This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and can apply to become members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as an occupational therapist in the UK.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 112

From A levels including at least 32 points from either a natural science subject (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or social science (Psychology or Sociology), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies.For example:BBC at A Level including relevant subject(s)DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma from a relevant subject(s)


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Sheffield Hallam University

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    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
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Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

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