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Occupational Therapy

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing, social science or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the Level 3 credits to be graded at merit with 9 of these merits from science or social science units.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents** English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*** *GCSE Science equivalents OCR Science level 2 Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma quualification Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk **GCSE Math's equivalents Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk ***GCSE English equivalents Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills

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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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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Occupational therapy

**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 opportunities

Our 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 @SHOUTevents
We 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.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Creativity, Occupation And Wellbeing (Ot2) 20
Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Occupational Therapy Essentials (Ot1) 20
Personal Professional Development 1 20
Research And Evidence Based Practice 1 20
Understanding Humans As Individuals 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Occupational Therapy Application To Practice (Ot3) 20
Personal Professional Development 2 20
Practice Placement Learning 2A 20
Practice Placement Learning 2B 20
Research And Evidence Based Practice 2 20
Final year
Compulsory modules
Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Occupational Therapy Leadership And Innovation (Ot4 20
Personal Professional Development 3 20
Practice Placement Learning 3 20
Research And Evidence Based Practice 3 20
Understanding Human Society 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practicals

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,495
per year
International
£15,495
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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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.

76%
med
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

85%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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.

£21,909
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Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Therapy professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
5%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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.

£22k

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£23k

£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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