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Sheffield Hallam University: Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

Course summary: - Learn how to address complex occupational challenges that individuals experience in everyday life.

  • Prepare for the changing face of health and social care, to effectively meet the needs of people across communities.

  • Think critically to develop future services.

  • Complete four placements, three of which are part-time and one full -time.

  • Collaborate in integrated and shared learning experiences with students across other health programmes.

The course combines an integrated educational approach in both academic and practice environments to allow students to build their competence in both theoretical and practical aspects of practice.

This course is open to applications received from Monday 31st January 2022 to 5pm on Friday 29th April 2022. Applications received outside these times won't be considered.

How you learn:

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

On this course you'll benefit from an eclectic teaching approach. The combination of active learning, problem-based learning and enquiry-based learning approaches simulate authentic, real life scenarios across the modules. There are no exams within this course. We focus on your personal development through reflective practice and skill attainment to enhance your employability.

You learn through:

  • practice based learning in a variety of different health and social care settings

  • group work

  • lectures and seminars

  • simulated and practical workshops

  • academic study and coursework

  • conducting research through a planned dissertation

  • action learning sets

Applied learning Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.

You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users.

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.


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