School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Health Sciences
UCAS Code: B920 - Full-time (apply via UCAS), B972 - Part-time (apply direct to the University. 3 week application cycle starts 2nd week in October)
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years part-time (Monday and Thursday attendance between 9am-4pm)
UK - £9250 per year
Part-time - Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
International - £15,400
- A Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved course facilitating eligibility to register with the HCPC
- Excellent student support and recognised good practice within teaching and learning
- Designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills for the current demands of the workplace
- Part-time study option
- Clinical placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Occupational therapists work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and across all age groups, helping them to cope with a variety of physical and psychological problems. Occupational therapists work with a person to consider how their physical health, mental health and social environment affect their ability to carry out daily living activities such as personal care, domestic tasks, socialising, leisure and work.
In addition to the Health and Care Professions Council, this course is also accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
You will combine academic study with practice placements and develop a variety of professional and personal skills.
Attendance is Monday to Friday for the full-time course and Monday and Thursday for part-time. All practice placements run full-time Monday to Friday.
We're pleased to say that in the Complete University Guide 2017 rankings our Occupational Therapy course has jumped to 1st place in the North West for student satisfaction.
Please note: This course has allocated all interviews to applicants that have applied before the 15 January deadline and is not considering any further applications through UCAS or UCAS Extra for entry in September 2017.
“We all encourage each other
At Salford doing OT
We work hard to achieve
It’s a very good place to be!
With knowledgeable tutors
And all of the support we require
We’re not spoon fed
But so many skills we’ve acquired
Prepared for the working world
We’ll do right by our clients
The study serves us well
We’re proud of our OT alliance!”Dwaipee Sarker Level 6
You will gain an understanding of function and dysfunction in the mind and body and the use of occupation in assessment and treatment of illness. You will also look at the societal and institutional contexts of illness and health, and ethical issues in health care delivery.
This course has five key themes:
- Therapeutic and professional relationships
- Occupational therapy process
- Professional reasoning
- Behaviour and contexts of practice.
The importance of evidence based practice within occupational therapy practice is emphasised throughout the course.
The details of the modules remain the same however the timing of modules is as below:
Foundation Principles of Occupational Therapy Practice (incorporates Practice Placement 1 for 4 weeks)
Experiencing Occupation through the Lifespan
Introduction to Collaborate Professional Practice
Evidence Based Practice and Research 1
Understanding People as Occupational Beings (incorporates Practice Placement 2 for 6 weeks)
Models of Occupational Therapy Practice
Evidence Based Practice and Research 2
Engaging Service Users in Occupational Therapy
Practice Placement 3 for 6 weeks
Exploring Contemporary Practice
Practice Placements 4 – Role emerging
Evidence Based Practice and Research 3
Competence in Practice (incorporates Practice Placement 5 for 8 weeks)
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
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Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford, UK