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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B930

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112
29%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Occupational therapy

Our popular occupational therapy programme at Wrexham Glyndr 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.

Modules

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.

MODULES

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.

MODULES

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.

MODULES

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.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

There are a wide variety of assessments including:

Essays
Group projects
Viva presentations
Research project

The course is a three year full time programme, commended on the high value it attaches to supporting students in their studies and the quality of clinical placements. You will be part of a small cohort of students. Study is a mix of university based lectures, group work, self-directed study at home and clinical placements.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

93%
high
Occupational therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,690
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Therapy professionals
26%
Health associate professionals
11%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Occupational therapy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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