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Teesside University

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B920

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

Entry requirements


112-128 UCAS tariff points required from a maximum of 3 A levels, preferably biology and excluding general studies.

Pass QAA recognised Access course in a science or health and social care subject including 27 level 3 credits at merit with a minimum of 77 tariff points. Plus English Language and maths GCSE grade C or equivalent level 2 module within the Access course. Satisfactory reference, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, completed work based risk assessment. Evidence of academic study within the past 3 years is required.

112-128 UCAS tariff points from five subjects at Irish highers/honours level, preferably including biology.

112 UCAS tariff points from Diploma or from Diploma plus one A level or equivalent, preferably Biology; Grade DD*.

136 UCAS tariff points from three Scottish Advanced Highers, preferably including biology.

123 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Highers, preferably including biology.

UCAS Tariff

112-128
45%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Occupational therapy

Summary: Occupational therapy is a process of facilitating change through activity to improve people’s quality of life and to enable them to reach their maximum level of function and independence. The course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as an occupational therapist. Course details: You are required to demonstrate the values and beliefs of the NHS Constitution as you become an integral part of a multiagency team providing the expertise to ensure that clients reach their maximum level of independence. This is a full-time course and in addition, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. You are allocated to placements within health and social care settings, enabling you to develop and apply your knowledge and skills to become a safe and autonomous professional practitioner.This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council. After this course: Once the course has been successfully completed you can apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council. Registered occupational therapists practice in the UK and overseas, in all areas of health and social care. You will work closely with other professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, psychologists and nurses. Alternatively you may choose a career in a charity or any other emerging areas of practice. Occupational therapists also work in private practice, research and education.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

As an adult learner, your learning takes place in a variety of settings and contexts, using many different methods to achieve learning outcomes, for example lectures, seminars and practical sessions. The quality of occupational therapy education at Teesside has been assessed as 'excellent' by the Quality Assurance Agency and much of the occupational therapy-specific teaching takes place in the well-equipped activities of daily living suite, with adjoining seminar room. This includes a simulated bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. In addition, there is a practical room and group work room. There is a requirement throughout the course for you to complete successfully 1,000 hours of practice placements on which you are assessed for clinical and professional competence by a trained practice placement educator. You are assessed on your academic work and on your practice placements. A variety of assessment methods is used throughout the course such as case studies, assignments, presentations and practical and written examinations. Successful completion of these assessments demonstrates your ability to meet the Health and Care Professions Council standards of 'proficiency'.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Health and Social Care

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.

81%
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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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

86%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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C
352

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.

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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.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
99%
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Employed or in further education
73%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Therapy professionals
26%
Health professionals
6%
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.

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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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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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