School of Health Professions

Welcome to the 2013 Autumn Open Day

Occupational Therapy Division
University context
University of
Brighton
Brighton and
Sussex
Medical School

Management
and I.S

Hastings
Hastings

Arts
...
The School of
Health
Professions

A centre of excellence
for allied health
professions education
and research

A multi-dis...
School structure
School of
Health
Professions

Partner
Colleges

Clinical Research
Centre

Podiatry

Physiotherapy

Occupa...
New school from January 2014
•

From January 2014 the School of Health
Professions and the School of Nursing and
Midwifery...
Eastbourne
Campus:

Robert Dodd

Queenwood
Library

School of Health
Professions approximate
student
population: 850
Occupational
therapists
believe that:
You are what you
do (Pierce 2003)

You fill your life
with activities that
are meani...
Occupational
Therapists work
with people who
have experienced a
physical or mental
health condition that
prevents them fro...
Through therapeutic intervention an
occupational therapist will work with
each client individually to:
•

Identify how the...
Just as a trained dancer uniquely
appreciates the patterns of his or he
own dance, an occupational therapist
must be a tru...
Two routes offered at the University of
Brighton

• BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
• Msc Health Through Occupation
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
•
•
•

4 year part-time course
Attendance for 34 weeks a year
1 - 2 days attendance on cam...
2 days a week attendance
Day 1
• am Problem-based Learning
•

pm Fixed Resource Sessions

•

or Skills

Day 2
• Learning s...
Msc Health Through Occupation
• 2 years full time
• Problem based learning

• Option to graduate with a PG diploma or MSc;...
PBL is

Problem Based Learning
•

Traditional subjects mapped throughout the course
& studied through case studies

•

Sma...
ProblemBased
Learning
Skills:
Cooking
Modules
•

Introduction to Human Occupation

•

Assessing Occupational Capacities

•

Maximising Occupational Participatio...
Assessment
• Assessments vary for each module and include
• Essays

• Treatment plans
• Presentations
• Practical's (inter...
5 Placements
•

Students need to cover practice areas in;
community, in-patient, mental health, physical and
older people ...
Entry Requirements:
BSc
•

If you are working in a health or social care setting
you need the support of your manager

•

...
Entry Requirements:
MSc Health Through Occupation
•

First degree in any subject grade 2;2 or above

•

Reports on visits ...
Funding
•

All fees paid to UK/EU residents

•

Employees in NHS and social care may be
seconded (salary paid)

•

Bursary...
Message from the course teams
•

We encourage you to apply for our courses
which will enable you to join a thriving profes...
Interested?
Find out more information on Occupational therapy
from :
British Association of Occupational Therapists
Colleg...
How to apply:
Contact the admissions tutors
To find out more about the MSc Health Through
Occupation contact:
Heidi von Ku...
Thank you for
listening
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Occupational therapy at the University of Brighton, Open Day Presentation - Oct 2013

  1. 1. School of Health Professions Welcome to the 2013 Autumn Open Day Occupational Therapy Division
  2. 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. 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. 4. School structure School of Health Professions Partner Colleges Clinical Research Centre Podiatry Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy
  5. 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. 6. Eastbourne Campus: Robert Dodd Queenwood Library School of Health Professions approximate student population: 850
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. Two routes offered at the University of Brighton • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy • Msc Health Through Occupation
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. ProblemBased Learning
  17. 17. Skills: Cooking
  18. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 25. Interested? Find out more information on Occupational therapy from : British Association of Occupational Therapists College of Occupational Therapists http://www.cot.co.uk
  26. 26. How to apply: Contact the admissions tutors To find out more about the MSc Health Through Occupation contact: Heidi von Kurthy: h.vonkurthy@brighton.ac.uk To find out more about the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy contact: David Haines: D.Haines@brighton.ac.uk For information / application packs please email Lisa Harford (administrator for both courses) L.E.Harford@brighton.ac.uk
  27. 27. Thank you for listening

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