QMU-Undergraduate-Prospectus- UG Prospectus 2019 - Page 82

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Occupational therapists work with individuals, groups and communities to enable their opportunities for occupations that will promote their health and wellbeing. Occupational therapists understand the importance of participation in occupations and the social life of their communities. Occupational therapy is a practice that facilitates choice and diversity of occupations that have meaning and contribute to enhancing quality of life. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge that are required to work as an occupational therapist in a range of human service settings. You will learn to analyse why people do certain things and how their behaviour influences health. You will also develop an appreciation for how individuals’ lives can be shaped by their environment and culture and how these factors can impact on health. You will learn through a range of approaches including interactive lectures, workshops, group work, and self-directed learning. In the later years you will experience greater autonomy and encouragement to debate and critically appraise practices. Year One will provide an introduction to occupational therapy. You will study a range of modules and participate in practice education. Placements are a key element of the course and take place each year, giving you the opportunity to put what you are learning into practice and to work with a wide range of individuals and groups of people in diverse settings. In Year Two you will focus on how to plan interventions and work with other team members. During Year Three you will be critically evaluating ideas and exploring the social construction of knowledge and practice. In Year Four, you will focus on translating knowledge into practice in changing contexts. We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity and equipped with skills that will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your understanding of: skills and strategies in working in teams; professional roles and perspectives; and collaboration in person-centred practices within current political contexts. With a range of learning and teaching methods, including placements in each year and the opportunity* to study abroad, this course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you require to work as an occupational therapist. Year Two modules Assessment and Analysis/ Intervention/ Practice Education/ Interprofessional Education 2 Year Three modules Evaluation/ Critical Considerations/ Reconstructing Occupation and Occupational Therapy/ Service Learning/ Practice Education/ Interprofessional Education 3 Year Four modules Knowledge Translation into Practice: Transformation Through Occupation/ Professional Autonomy/ Practice Education/ Interprofessional Education 4 Structure This is a four-year, full-time honours degree. You will complete a range of modules each year, as outlined, and a dissertation in Year Four. Teaching, learning and assessment Please see the course entry on our website (see URL on opposite page) for full details of the learning, teaching and assessment activities for this course. Also check out the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates. Entry requirements Scottish Higher BBBC A Level BCC Irish Leaving Certificate H2 H3 H3 H3 Year One modules Becoming a Professional/ Humans as Occupational Beings/ Finding and Consuming Knowledge/ Service Learning/ Practice Education/ Interprofessional Education 1 80 International Baccalaureate 28 points *Subj ect to availability