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“Before starting my degree, I was insistent that whatever my passion was at four placements, two of which were primarily working with older people, I can safely say that I was wrong. Studying OT at QMU broadened my horizons, and in my fourth year, I completd my dissertation on end of life care.” Lucy Whitehalll BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy graduate International IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in both the reading and writing elements and no element below 5.5. Upon graduation and to be eligible for HCPC registration, an IELTS score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5 is required. Required subjects English is preferred, or a discursive subject such as History or Sociology at Higher, A Level or equivalent. Eng and Maths at S/Int2/N5/GCSE Mature/Access Related Access course or HNC may be considered for Year One — see our website for details at www.qmu.ac.uk/ college-qualifications We welcome applications from mature students with other relevant qualifications and experience. Direct Entry Year Two – HNC Occupational Therapy Support with B in the graded unit, plus successful fieldwork placement, when places available. Other relevant qualifications may be considered for entry to Year One. Other requirements A satisfactory criminal records check is also required. You will be required to attend an interview as part of the application screening process. Other information UCAS code B920 Duration 4 years full-time Start date September 2019 Delivery On campus Awarding body QMU. Please see the ‘External review’ section on pages 8-11. Exchange opportunities* In Years Three or Four, you have the opportunity (subject to availability) to study or undertake practice-based learning at a university overseas. See pages 18-19 for more information. Placements Placements provide the opportunity to integrate practice with theory, by working with individuals, groups and communities in a variety of settings (eg NHS, local authority, third sector, private sector). You will complete one 6-week placement in Years One and Two and an 8-week placement in Years Three and Four. Placements are organised by the Professional Practice Tutor. Placements will take place across Scotland. Teaching staff, class sizes and timetables Please see ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on page 8-11. Course fees Please see pages 166-169 Professional Registration/accreditation This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC. Registration is approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). 81 Careers Excellent career prospects are available in NHS Trusts, local authority social care departments, voluntary organisations, private practice or industry. Your work as an occupational therapist may not necessarily be in a medical setting, hospital or clinic. There are an exciting variety of work opportunities in the community, which include working with the voluntary sector and in primary care. The course will enable you to work as part of a team with other health and social care professionals. Should you wish to pursue a more academic career path there are opportunities to study at master’s and PhD level at QMU. Why QMU? Employers tell us that our graduates are independent learners who can solve problems creatively. Lecturers are nationally and internationally recognised for their contribution. Students tell us that they love the small class sizes and personalised support for learning. the end of it, it was not going to be the care of older people. After