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 9.00am-6.00pm)
UK - £9,250 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
- The course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the College of Occupational Therapists (COT)
- Excellent student support and recognised good practice within teaching and learning
- Strong links with service users, clinical experts and industry partners, meaning we have a excellent reputation for training occupational therapists who are able to meet the demands of current clinical practice
- Highly skilled staff with a range of clinical backgrounds, involvement with professional boards and committees, national and international conference presentations and accreditation with the Higher Education Academy Board
- 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 consistently receive very positive student feedback about our programme, and 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.
“I just want to say thank you for providing such an amazing placement with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, I have enjoyed every minute and have learned so much. Thanks again for having such an important placement as part of the role emerging. The information and knowledge we have taken from this will change our practice."Gillian Cooke, part-time 4th year student
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)
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Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford, UK