Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Occupational Therapy

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
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  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Occupational therapists enable people with health and social difficulties to engage in activities that are meaningful and important to them.

Through a combination of teaching, group work and 1,000 hours of placement experience in a variety of health and social care settings, this course will challenge your problem-solving and practical skills.

You will develop the skills and knowledge to deliver occupational therapy assessments and devise interventions to help your clients enjoy an optimal quality of life. You will also learn the soft skills, attitudes and behaviours to enable you to communicate effectively and develop a therapeutic relationship with the people you help. Your curriculum will reflect the standards required by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of therapeutic and rehabilitation sciences.

The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulates occupational therapy. The titles of ‘occupational therapist’ is protected by law. This means that anyone who uses a designated title must be on the HCPC Register. Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy course will give you the eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is a World Federation of Occupational Therapists Approved Education Programme.

Occupational therapists help people of all ages with a variety of health and social difficulties – these can include enabling someone to go back to work following a period of depression, play sport following a head injury, or helping children with autism play games.

You will learn in a multi-disciplinary environment, which replicates the challenges of real-life clinical practice. You will apply what you have learned in a variety of settings, thanks to our strong partnerships with local placement providers, which include teaching hospitals and mental health trusts.

There are opportunities for a placement where traditionally there is no provision of occupational therapy services, allowing you to analyse the setting and apply your expertise independently, which could open up new employment opportunities.

As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of rehabilitation sciences.

Why study Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally accredited course
  2. Fantastic placement opportunities
  3. Specialist facilities
  4. Expert supervision
  5. Access to guest speakers
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