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Occupational Therapy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma in a Health related subject to include 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

to include 16 points at Higher level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in a Health, Sport or Science based subject.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Occupational therapy

The Occupational Therapy course provides you with a mixture of research informed teaching and practical experience. We believe this combination of research expertise (Occupational Therapy and Coventry University is ranked 4th for Research Intensity in the Complete University Guide 2019) and practical experience contributes to the successful outcomes for the course, including being ranked 5th for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2019.

The purpose of the course is to educate you to become an occupational therapist, and the assessments employed utilise our world-class simulation facilities and model the skills you will need in practice. There are no written exams as we believe that an oral exam (viva) completed in your final practice setting allows you to demonstrate your ability to verbalise your knowledge and theoretical understanding, reflecting the skills you will require once qualified.

Undertaking one at each level of study, our professional practice placements are perfectly timed (7, 10 and 12 weeks) to consolidate University learning, across a range of traditional and innovative settings.

A teaching team of more than 30 research-active, clinical specialist, registered occupational therapists support and develop your learning. Your named Academic & Personal Tutor will work with you throughout the duration of your studies to support and reflect on your professional, academic and personal development.

There are a wide variety of employability-enhancing opportunities, including a long-running annual student conference, and 94% of graduates are in work and/or study six months after finishing the course, with 96% of those in a professional/managerial job.

There are also international opportunities including online discussion forums, field visits, placements and the opportunity to study modules abroad.

**Key Course Benefits**
* A commitment to working in partnership with students to continually develop and further enhance the programme which has been running for over 25 years.

* Our strong links with a wide range of local health trusts, social services, private health, charitable and voluntary organisations who provide practice development activities.

Modules

This course aims to provide you with a mixture of research informed teaching and practical experience. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be educated to become an Occupational Therapist, and the assessments within this course are desgined to utilise Coventry University’s simulation facilities and model the skills you will need in practice. There are no written exams as we believe that an oral exam (viva) completed in your final practice setting should allow you to demonstrate your ability to verbalise your knowledge and theoretical understanding, reflecting the skills you will require once qualified.

Undertaking one at each level of study, our professional practice placements are timed (7, 10 and 12 weeks) to consolidate University learning, across a range of traditional and innovative settings. Travel expenses are borne by the student.

A teaching team, which usually consists of of more than 30 research-active, clinical specialist, registered occupational therapists aim to help to support and develop your learning. Your named Academic & Personal Tutor will work with you throughout the duration of your studies to help support and reflect on your professional, academic and personal development.

There are a wide variety of employability-enhancing opportunities, including a long-running annual student conference, and 95% of graduates are in work and/or study six months after finishing the course, with 91% of those in a professional/managerial job. (National Student Survey 2016/17)

There are also international opportunities including online discussion forums, field visits, placements and the opportunity to study modules abroad. International/abroad opportunities, field visits, and placements may be limited and subject to availability, meeting visa requirements and additional costs apply.

The course has been designed to provide a practical-focused approach for the personal and professional development of occupational therapists. It will be underpinned by the principles of empowerment, self-awareness and individual responsibility in order to prepare you to work within changing health and social care environments.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Health

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
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Occupational therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
71%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Therapy professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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