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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

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

112 UCAS Tariff points

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 (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

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: introduction to what it means to be a health and care professional. Investigating the role and responsibilities of an occupational therapist. You develop links for a voluntary role that you will continue throughout your studies.
Research 1: focuses on study skills and an introduction to utilising research evidence in health and social care.
Occupational Barriers: introduction to conditions across the lifespan and their impact upon occupational functioning
Human Function: using occupational engagement as a focus to study normal human development, including anatomy, physiology and the study of occupations.
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

Approaches to Practice – you will examine the theory underpinning occupational therapy.
Research 2 - focuses on building evaluation and research skills with an introduction to utilising research evidence in health and social care.
Occupational Intervention 1 – focus on therapeutic skills for range of conditions/occupational issues across the lifespan.
Occupational Interruption 2 – 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

Leadership and Innovation in Practice – 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 Practice – 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.

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

here are a wide variety of assessments including:

Essays
Group projects
Viva presentations
Research project
Poster presentations
Practical placements

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

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 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.

£21,650
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Therapy professionals
7%
Health professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

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

Occupational therapy

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