BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Occupational Therapy

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

 

As occupational therapists and as educators we value human occupation, believing that an individual’s occupational performance is integral to health and quality of life. Viewing people as individuals, within their own environment and context, is central to our occupational therapy philosophy.

A client-centred approach facilitates the practical application of this philosophy and recognises the importance of the therapist to enable optimum occupational performance.

On this BSc programme you will learn the core skills and knowledge of occupational therapy, integrated with inter-professional issues and research. Periods of academic study on campus are interspersed with practice placements. You are also encouraged to examine the evidence base of occupational therapy, concluding in the presentation of a research proposal.

Programme description

 

As occupational therapists and as educators we value human occupation, believing that an individual’s occupational performance is integral to health and quality of life. Viewing people as individuals, within their own environment and context, is central to our occupational therapy philosophy.

A client-centred approach facilitates the practical application of this philosophy and recognises the importance of the therapist to enable optimum occupational performance.

On this BSc programme you will learn the core skills and knowledge of occupational therapy, integrated with inter-professional issues and research. Periods of academic study on campus are interspersed with practice placements. You are also encouraged to examine the evidence base of occupational therapy, concluding in the presentation of a research proposal.

Key Modules

90% of our Occupational Therapy graduates are in a professional/ managerial job six months after finishing the course.*

Occupational therapy has developed rapidly over the past decade and there are opportunities to work in the health and social care sector with people of all ages and all types of disability. More recently, the profession has seen rapid development in the voluntary sector, private practice, schools, prisons and industry.

Future developments are likely to be in vocational rehabilitation, medico-legal practice, forensic mental health, and health promotion.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015/16

Module & Subject

The course integrates theory with practice. Periods of campus-based study will prepare you for practice placements, and then information and experience gained on placements provides much of the case study material used in University study. There is also a mix of individual and group work.

Course Themes

Occupation – introduces students to concepts including: occupation, occupational therapy and occupational science; productivity, self-care and leisure; theories and models that inform occupational therapy; planning effective intervention; and managing the occupational therapy process to address clients’ occupational performance needs. This theme includes learning about informing sciences such as human biology (anatomy and physiology) and psychology, which informs us how illness or chronic disease can affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.

Enquiry – teaches skills including: methods of obtaining evidence and assessing its value; understanding the research process and the ability to gather data; critically evaluating professional evidence and applying it; producing research proposals; and evaluating the impact of service provision.

Professional Performance – helps students to achieve goals including: understanding and using a range of occupational therapy procedures; learning professional language and terminology; demonstrating clinical reasoning; demonstrating client-centred practice; identifying change events and understanding their impact on practice; and justifying interventions from a theoretical, evidence and resource base.

Practical Skills

The programme enables you to develop your practical and theoretical skills in tandem, including the theory and practice of self-care and independent living techniques. Practical skills are taught in the state-of-the-art Keep Living Suite, students learn about the use of special equipment, eg wheelchairs, hoists and walking aids and about designing adaptations to living environments. You will also study the principles and management of therapeutic activity groups, and will receive interviewing and communication skills training. You will develop skills in creative vocational and recreational activities and consider their use in treatment.

Level 1
Compulsory

  • Knowledge and Skills for Occupational Therapy
  • Human Sciences
  • Core Professional Skills 1
  • Preparation for Level 2 Studies
  • Professional Development
  • Practice Placement 1

Level 2
Compulsory

  • Core Professional Skills 2
  • Theory of Occupation
  • Occupations for Health and Wellbeing
  • Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy
  • Practice Placement 2
  • Practice Placement 3

Level 3
Compulsory

  • Core Professional Skills 3
  • Occupational Therapy Provision and Service Development
  • Research Methods
  • Research in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional Practice
  • Practice Placement 4
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 7 (min 6.5W, 6.5L, 6.5R, 6.5S)
    • Pearson: 64 (58 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 70% (65% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER