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Occupational Therapy (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
B920

About this course

This course 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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 481.79 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.