On this course you will learn how to work with individuals, groups and communities to foster their participation in occupations that promote their health, wellbeing and social involvement.
In Year One you will study a range of modules that provide you with the knowledge and concepts that are foundational to occupational therapy practice. You will be introduced to different perspectives on occupation and its centrality in everyday life, as well as its relationship with health and wellbeing. You will also develop skills in communication, information technology and academic study skills.
In Year Two you will focus on occupational therapy processes (assessment, goal setting, intervention,
evaluation) with individuals and communities. You will explore disruption and deprivation of
occupation (personal and contextual factors), across the life span. Aspects of public health and health promotion will be introduced and revisited in the later years.
During Year Three you will critically explore issues related to practice, theories and systems. You will also study the social construction and complexity of knowledge and practice. You will develop further understanding of leadership, practice development and innovation in thinking and action.
Year Four consolidates your master’s level learning opportunities and builds upon your previous knowledge and practice experiences in diverse and changing contexts. This year will include community partnership working, project development and deepening leadership skills.
Interprofessional learning and working is an integral part of professional practice and will be incorporated throughout the course.
2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBB (standard entry) or BBCC (widening access entry) preferably including English or another English based subject plus English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.
You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.
School of Health Sciences