Occupational therapists work collaboratively with people who need help to engage in occupations which they need or want to do, enabling them to lead a fulfilling and healthy life. Working with people of all ages in a variety of areas, as an occupational therapist you’ll assess an individual’s needs, devise treatment and provide interventions to facilitate them to achieve their potential and maximum quality of life. On this course you’ll have the opportunity to develop vital knowledge and practical skills whilst your studying in our specialist facilities.
Our Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons) degree is accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) 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 an in-depth understanding of cccupational therapy through placements in different settings including areas such as people’s homes, hospitals, schools, charities and prisons. We’ve also got a purpose-built occupational therapy skills lab where you can 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 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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