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Sheffield Hallam University

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 credits should be graded at distinction level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents* English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents* *GCSE English equivalents Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills *GCSE Maths equivalents Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk *GCSE science equivalents OCR Science level 2 Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma quualification Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

112

From A levels including at least 32 points from either a natural science subject (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or social science (Psychology or Sociology), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies. BBC at A Level including relevant subject(s) DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma from a relevant subject(s)

44%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Occupational therapy

Course summary
- Develop the knowledge and practical skills to work as an occupational therapist.

- Work with service users and practising clinicians, adding real-life scenarios to your learning.

- Occupational therapists assess and treat people who have difficulties carrying out everyday activities because of disability, illness, trauma, ageing, and a range of long-term conditions. On this course you study occupational therapy, personal and professional development, research and evidence based practice, the sciences, practice placement learning and interprofessional learning.

The learning, teaching and assessment strategy on this course aims to ensure that qualifying students are fit for practice in accordance with the HCPC Standards of Education and Training (2017).

Effective occupational therapy requires close collaboration and understanding of other professions to ensure better outcomes for people that use our services. You can learn with, from and about other professions within other health and social care courses. We equip you with the knowledge, skills and values to enhance your employment opportunities and give you a strong professional identity.

You learn through

- seminars

- lectures

- tutorials

- practical workshops

- practice-based activities

- Applied learning

- Work placements

You will apply your skills and knowledge when you undertake 32 weeks of practice placement during the course.

Four placements cover the areas of physical health, mental health, working in the community and in a non-traditional or extended scope setting. Examples include working in a community mental health team, a brain injury rehabilitation unit, social services, acute hospital ward, a children's service and a charity or voluntary service.

All students on the course will undertake an extended scope placement which enables you to experience working outside the established role of an occupational therapist. This is a great opportunity for enhancing personal and professional skills relevant to practice.

**Networking opportunities**

Our student led subgroup of our local professional networks, SHOUT (Sheffield Hallam occupational therapy university team) organises monthly CPD events for clinicians, staff and students. It welcomes new students to the University and has an active presence on social media @SHOUTevents

We have good links with our clinicians who provide practice placements and service users who are involved in our student events, such as open days. Specialist clinicians are also involved in teaching.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Creativity, Occupation And Wellbeing (Ot2) 20.00 credits
Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice 20.00 credits
Occupational Therapy Essentials (Ot1) 20.00 credits
Personal Professional Development 1 20.00 credits
Research And Evidence Based Practice 1 20.00 credits
Understanding Humans As Individuals 20.00 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice 20.00 credits
Occupational Therapy Application To Practice (Ot3) 20.00 credits
Personal Professional Development 2 20.00 credits
Practice Placement Learning 2A 20.00 credits
Practice Placement Learning 2B 20.00 credits
Research And Evidence Based Practice 2 20.00 credits
Final year
Compulsory modules
Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice 20.00 credits
Occupational Therapy Leadership And Innovation (Ot4) 20.00 credits
Personal Professional Development 3 20.00 credits
Practice Placement Learning 3 20.00 credits
Research And Evidence Based Practice 3 20.00 credits
Understanding Human Society 20.00 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
Practicals

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

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.

88%
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.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

93%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Therapy professionals
25%
Health professionals
3%
Sales, marketing 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.

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.

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£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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