Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

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Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

We draw on more than 100 years of teaching delivered by dedicated staff with real-world, practical experience and are the hub for an extensive network of professionals, academics and researchers. You can be confident that a degree from the School of Health Sciences will prepare you for a lifelong career making a difference in today’s multidisciplined, patient-focused healthcare services.

The integration of the School within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences puts it at the forefront of developments in the education of health care professionals and research in health care practice. The School aims to improve patient care by:

  • Providing and promoting high quality multi-professional education to produce safe and effective health care practitioners
  • Conducting high-class research and disseminating the results of that research.

We provide undergraduate education for Nursing and Healthcare Professions: Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy and Radiotherapy. In addition, we offer a Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year Zero) programme, widening access to people without the traditional academic qualifications but who have substantial related experience to programmes in Health Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.

Our programmes offer a mix of profession specific and shared inter-professional modules.

Which degree

If you are interested in diagnosing diseases using the very latest technology and medical imaging techniques, then you should choose a degree in Diagnostic Radiography. If you wish to pursue a career in the use of occupation as a therapeutic medium, then a degree in Occupational Therapy will suit you. Those keen to apply scientific knowledge of the eye and brain to clinical care, investigate the intricacies of the human visual system should follow the Orthoptics programme. If you are drawn to a career in primary care and hospitals, you might consider a degree in Nursing. If you want to focus on rehabilitation of physical problems associated with accidents, illness or aging, then Physiotherapy may be for you. To use your technical skills and caring nature to fight cancer and make a genuine difference to cancer patients then choose Radiotherapy.

Occupational Therapy

Sharon Coyle

Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

Occupational Therapy just jumped out at me a couple of years ago. After looking at Liverpool University on their website I saw that they had a Foundation Year, a Year Zero over at Birkenhead. I did my year there and it gave me the foundation and footing to come to study at Liverpool. Since I have started it is amazing how quickly the practicals come into play. We are working with service users already, they come in and they give up their time to come and talk to us. So we really get to put our experiences across, within the first two weeks we were talking with patients.

I am loving the course, I think it is fantastic. We have such a variety of people on the course and the lecturers are great. You are straight out on placement so you see what is really involved; you get to see what you are going into. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for my life. I know that I am going to get a job at the end of it. It is a way of changing your future, you either want to do it or you don’t. Liverpool University offers a fantastic place to study and a wonderful city to come to.

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