Occupational therapists work to improve the everyday life skills of people who experience physical, social, and psychological difficulties by helping them to engage in meaningful tasks and occupations.
128 - 144 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent, including 32 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma grade DDM (128 UCAS tariff points) in a required subject. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in each component or equivalent.
Gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to critically assess a service user’s circumstances in order to help them adapt to their environment and maximise their performance potential.
The course maintains small cohort sizes resulting in excellent lecturer-to-student ratio meaning more support, education and resource availability.
Get hands-on practice using our newly-built clinical simulation facilities, which feature a daily living suite and kitchen, plus equipment to tackle a range of situations commonly encountered by occupational therapists.
Put your learning into practice with placement experience throughout the course in a variety of settings.
Experiential learning allows you to work on real-life scenarios to gain knowledge and understanding of occupational roles and how health and wellbeing can affect their functioning
90% of our occupational therapy, counselling and psychotherapy students were either employed or in further education within 15 months of finishing their studies.
Academic Study Skills
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Psychology
Mathematics in Science
Foundation Year Project
Principles of Food & Nutrition
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Foundation Psychology in Understanding Human Behaviour
Professional Values in the Food Chain
Nutrition in Health & Disease
Food Processing & Product Development
Promoting Health & Wellbeing
Food Safety & Microbiology
Optional placement year
As well as the 20-day (minimum) placement in your third/fourth year, you also have the option of taking a minimum 30-week placement at the end of your second year of study. Whether you choose the three- or four-year option, you will complete the following units in your final year.
Nutritional Requirements Throughout Life
Advances in Applied Nutrition
Psychological & Social Aspects of Health and Wellbeing
Registered associate nutritionist
Nutrition policy advisor (for local or national government)
Dietetics (after postgraduate qualification)
Nutritional advisor in the food industry and health sectors
Technical roles in the food industry responsible for traceability, product quality, product development
Independent nutritionist advising individuals.
Postgraduate study including dietetics
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