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Occupational therapy at the University of Brighton, Open Day Presentation - Oct 2013


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Find out about studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Brighton.

Find out about studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Brighton.

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  • 1. School of Health Professions Welcome to the 2013 Autumn Open Day Occupational Therapy Division
  • 2. University context University of Brighton Brighton and Sussex Medical School Management and I.S Hastings Hastings Arts Health and social science School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Health Professions Science and Engineering School of Applied Social Science Education and Sport
  • 3. The School of Health Professions A centre of excellence for allied health professions education and research A multi-disciplinary approach to health and social care
  • 4. School structure School of Health Professions Partner Colleges Clinical Research Centre Podiatry Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy
  • 5. New school from January 2014 • From January 2014 the School of Health Professions and the School of Nursing and Midwifery will merge into a new school • The name is currently being decided through consultation with students and staff and will be announced in November 2013 • The merger will not impact on your course and will facilitate further inter-professional collaboration within the school • Nursing • Midwifery • Paramedic Practice • Physiotherapy • Podiatry • Occupational Therapy
  • 6. Eastbourne Campus: Robert Dodd Queenwood Library School of Health Professions approximate student population: 850
  • 7. Occupational therapists believe that: You are what you do (Pierce 2003) You fill your life with activities that are meaningful and important to you in your environment and that this enhances your well-being and quality of life (ACE, 997, Creek 2002, Duncan2006, CAOT 2007)
  • 8. Occupational Therapists work with people who have experienced a physical or mental health condition that prevents them from doing the activities that are meaningful and important to them
  • 9. Through therapeutic intervention an occupational therapist will work with each client individually to: • Identify how their particular circumstance has affected what they need to and want to do • Help them adapt to their new circumstances so that they can fill their lives with activities that are important and has meaning for them The intervention is designed by the occupational therapist using the everyday activities that the client has identified. Therefore the occupation in occupational therapy is both a therapeutic means and aim of therapy (Pierce 2001, 2003)
  • 10. Just as a trained dancer uniquely appreciates the patterns of his or he own dance, an occupational therapist must be a true connoisseur of the complexity, richness and beauty of the occupations that surround him or her in daily life. (Pierce 2003)
  • 11. Two routes offered at the University of Brighton • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy • Msc Health Through Occupation
  • 12. BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy • • • 4 year part-time course Attendance for 34 weeks a year 1 - 2 days attendance on campus a week plus 5 placements (full time)
  • 13. 2 days a week attendance Day 1 • am Problem-based Learning • pm Fixed Resource Sessions • or Skills Day 2 • Learning support/Fixed Resource Session/Study For 2013 cohort days will be Thursday and Friday
  • 14. Msc Health Through Occupation • 2 years full time • Problem based learning • Option to graduate with a PG diploma or MSc; both provide qualification recognised by the Health Professions Council • Not many holidays!
  • 15. PBL is Problem Based Learning • Traditional subjects mapped throughout the course & studied through case studies • Small group learning ‘teams’ • Very active – tutorial based • Student centred • Self-directed study skills essential “An educational philosophy, very different from that which is usual in higher education” Margetson, 1994
  • 16. ProblemBased Learning
  • 17. Skills: Cooking
  • 18. Modules • Introduction to Human Occupation • Assessing Occupational Capacities • Maximising Occupational Participation • Occupational Therapy in Teams • Person-Centred Occupational Therapy • Occupational Therapy in Diverse Settings • Evaluating Therapeutic Occupations • Achieving Best Practice
  • 19. Assessment • Assessments vary for each module and include • Essays • Treatment plans • Presentations • Practical's (interviewing and running a group) (BSc) • Reflective statements • Posters • Research proposal (BSc) /project (MSc)
  • 20. 5 Placements • Students need to cover practice areas in; community, in-patient, mental health, physical and older people (1000 hours) • New diverse placement in area where no current OT service • Placements usually in region (SE). • Final placement negotiated with tutors • All students have practice educator in setting
  • 21. Entry Requirements: BSc • If you are working in a health or social care setting you need the support of your manager • You should have the equivalent of at least 1 A level, gained within the last 5 years • Reports on visits to two occupational therapy settings one in physical health and one mental health • DBS (formerly CRB) self declaration • Two references
  • 22. Entry Requirements: MSc Health Through Occupation • First degree in any subject grade 2;2 or above • Reports on visits to two occupational therapy settings one in physical health and one mental health • DBS (formerly CRB) self Declaration • Two references
  • 23. Funding • All fees paid to UK/EU residents • Employees in NHS and social care may be seconded (salary paid) • Bursary available for UK residents (means tested)
  • 24. Message from the course teams • We encourage you to apply for our courses which will enable you to join a thriving profession • Its hard work, but we try to make the learning as relevant and exciting as possible!
  • 25. Interested? Find out more information on Occupational therapy from : British Association of Occupational Therapists College of Occupational Therapists
  • 26. How to apply: Contact the admissions tutors To find out more about the MSc Health Through Occupation contact: Heidi von Kurthy: To find out more about the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy contact: David Haines: For information / application packs please email Lisa Harford (administrator for both courses)
  • 27. Thank you for listening