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Occupational Therapy (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Typical Offer
BBB View full entry requirements
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS Course code
B920

About this course

This BSc Occupational Therapy degree will give you the knowledge and skills to treat people with psychological, physical or social disabilities. You’ll learn how to work effectively with patients, their families and carers, as well as with other healthcare professionals.

You’ll develop a strong professional identity as an occupational therapist and gain a clear understanding of how the role contributes to multi-disciplinary teams.

Occupational therapy combines a range of areas including human anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology, pathology, learning disabilities and mental health. You’ll explore the impact of health conditions and life events on people’s sense of self, relationships and occupations.

The course uses creative, experiential and reflective learning approaches supported by practice placements. Learning is reinforced by internationally recognised researchers into occupational therapy.

Our purpose-built facilities include a multisensory environment, a biomechanics laboratory and an adapted flat. You’ll complete 1,000 hours on placements in the community, social care and hospitals.

When you graduate you’ll be eligible to register as an occupational therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Accreditations

This course is accredited by:

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Health and Care Professions Council logo
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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British Association of Occupational Therapists and Royal College of Occupational Therapists logo
British Association of Occupational Therapists and Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
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World Federation of Occupational Therapists logo
World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.