Glyndwr University Occupational Therapy

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Glyndwr University Occupational Therapy

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Our popular occupational therapy programme at Wrexham Glyndŵr University prepares you for an exciting and varied profession.

The tutors on this course are all experienced clinicians from a variety of backgrounds who all maintain research and clinical interests alongside teaching.

The course is accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and Health and Care Professions Council.

Why not come along to our next subject day and find out more information about the course.

Applications for Occupational Therapy for 2017/18 entry are now closed. If you wish to apply for 2018/19 entry, please apply when UCAS Apply 2018/19 opens from mid-2017.

What will you study?

Year 1 (Level 4)

Studies provide the foundation for future learning. Here you will be introduced to the main themes, philosophies, roles and responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist. You will develop practical skills as well as generic, transferable and study skills.

  • Professional Studies 1 – what does it mean to be a health professional? Investigating the role and responsibilities of and occupational therapist.  You develop links for a voluntary role that you will continue throughout your studies.
  • Research 1 – focus on study skills and introduction to utilizing research evidence in health and social care.
  • Occupational Engagement – focus on all the factors related to carrying out occupations.  Includes anatomy, physiology and the study of occupations.
  • Occupational Interruption 1  – introduction to conditions across the lifespan and their impact upon occupational functioning
  • Practice Placement Assessment – first clinical placement focusing on assessment.
  • Practice Placement Planning – second clinical placement focusing on planning and goal setting.

Year 2 (Level 5)

Building on your Year 1 knowledge, you will be expected to develop your skills as an independent learner. Theoretical material will focus on the themes of dysfunction, therapeutic intervention and the scope of occupational therapy. The application of reflective and analytical skills will be encouraged.

  • Professional Studies 2 – you will examine the theory underpinning occupational therapy
  • Research 2 – development of research skills including development of a research proposal
  • Occupational Interruption 2 – focus on therapeutic skills for range of conditions/occupational issues across the lifespan.
  • Occupational Interruption 3 – focus on therapeutic skills for complex conditions/contexts.
  • Practice Placement Intervention – third clinical placement focusing on assessment, planning and intervention.

Year 3 (Level 6)

Level 3 involves the integration of therapeutic processes with skills of critical evaluation. Emphasis is also placed on ethical considerations, management philosophies and legislation. Independent learning and independent reflective practice will be expected.

  • Professional Studies 3 – pulling together placement and academic experience you will begin to critique practice.
  • Research 3 – further consolidation of research skills and completion of your research project.
  • Evaluating Occupational Interruption – you will consolidate your therapeutic skills and ability to evaluate and critique practice with complex issues.
  • Negotiated Study – an opportunity to choose an area of practice to study in more depth.
  • Practice Placement Critical Evaluation – final placement aiming to hold a small caseload of clients.

On successful completion of all levels you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy and will be eligible to apply for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.