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The 2-year Occupational Therapy course curriculum is a higher level academic award than the BSc (Hons) gained on completion of the full- and part-time routes. Potential students should be aware that this is an intensively timetabled curriculum, with one-third of studies weighted at Masters Level. The teaching methods used on the Occupational Therapy course centre on problem-based learning and other complementary learning opportunities which utilise the study expertise of postgraduate learners. This offers graduates a programme that develops their academic skills, as well as meeting the requirements of the relevant professional Occupational Therapy bodies thus enabling state registration and practice on completion of study. Registration will be with the Health Professionals Council. After registration, occupational therapists who have been awarded an Occupational Therapy postgraduate diploma worth 120 M level credits may enrol for further study (60 credits) to gain a Masters level degree if they wish. This would take the form of a short dissertation based on research carried out as a clinician. Programme Modules Element: Professional Studies in Occupational Therapy * Foundation Studies in Occupational Therapy This initial module of the programme seeks to introduce learners to the diverse profession of occupational therapy, their student practitioner role and the learning style of the curriculum. * Professional Studies in Occupational Therapy Part 1 This module aims to enable the student to develop and apply a wider understanding of assessment and planning occupational therapy throughout the life cycle. The module explores the concept of the professional and professionalism within health and social care. * Professional Studies in Occupational Therapy Part 2 This module builds on the first Professional Studies module and aims to enable learners to translate the identified needs of service users into occupational therapy intervention as well as explore occupational therapy?s professional identity in relation to other professions. * Professional Studies in Occupational Therapy Part 3 The final Professional Studies module is designed to enable students to think reflectively about their professional identity and professional practice in the ever evolving health social care climate. The module aims to enable students to evaluate the management of self and to some extent the management of others. * Research Skills for Practice This module aims to help students recognise the need for occupational therapists and the occupational therapy profession to value the concept of evidence based practice. The module seeks to focus and enable students to analyse and develop increased competence in a wide range of research methodologies used in occupational therapy research. * Elective Study This module is designed as a learning experience in a complex aspect of practice selected by the learner prior to qualification. It includes a combination of practical, theoretical and reflective elements. Element: Life Cycle Study Modules * Occupational Engagement in the Life Cycle: Childhood, Adulthood & Older Adulthood This module aims to enable learners to consider the importance and nature of occupational engagement applied to childhood, adulthood and older adulthood. This module will build upon the importance of occupation from other concurrent modules and apply it to individuals across the life span * Occupational Interruption in the Lifecycle: Childhood, Adulthood & Older Adulthood This module will aim to develop the students? understanding of causes, impact and occupational limitations experienced by individuals due to biological, psychological, and social problems. * Evaluating Occupation in the Lifecycle: Childhood, Adulthood & Older Adulthood This module aims to focus on the complexity of skills and knowledge used by the occupational therapist when evaluating occupational interruptions, drawing upon knowledge gained from earlier study. Element: Prac

The 2-year Occupational Therapy course curriculum is a higher level academic award than the BSc (Hons) gained on completion of the full- and part-time routes. Potential students should be aware that this is an intensively timetabled curriculum, with one-third of studies weighted at Masters Level. The teaching methods used on the Occupational Therapy course centre on problem-based learning and...

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