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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

UCAS Tariff

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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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Occupational therapy

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

**Course summary**
- Develop the knowledge and skills you need to work as an occupational therapist

- Apply your work to real-world situations on 32 weeks of placement

- Focus on your personal and professional development

- Make a difference to the lives of others

On this course, you’ll study a wide range of topics and provide comprehensive care to real people on your placement year. You’ll collaborate with other care professions to help you understand the wider context of your work — helping you to graduate ready to start a rewarding career.

We also offer a degree apprenticeship version of this course, where you study alongside 30+ hours of employment a week.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You’ll study relevant topics like science alongside occupational therapy, while gaining practical experience on placement.

The learning, teaching and assessment methods used on this course ensure that you’ll qualify fit for practice in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training (2017).

You’ll also 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**
Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.

You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users.

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.

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

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of 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:

College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences

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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.

75%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

78%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£21,909
med
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

£22k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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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