The Occupational Therapy programme at Liverpool will equip you with a range of both academic and practical skills for a rewarding career that enhances the quality of life for a variety of people encountering physical, emotional and social difficulties.
You will be taught by respected academics with a breadth of clinical and research experience and will graduate with up-to-date knowledge. You will learn about the human body and use the impressive Human Anatomy Resource Centre. This knowledge will help you learn about disease and disability and how they impact on the ability to engage in everyday meaningful occupation.
Throughout the three years you will undertake clinical placements. We have extensive connections with a diverse range of clinical specialties in both physical and mental health, for all age groups from young children to the elderly in our student placements. There are also opportunities for you to study abroad.
Over 1,000 hours of clinical experience, together with the theoretical knowledge gained from the course, will enable the Liverpool graduate occupational therapist to competently analyse the psychosocial, physical and environmental factors in the lives of the people in their care and devise appropriate intervention to help them.
The programme has recognition from the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) and the College of Occupational Therapists (COT), both of which are important for international job opportunities.
Programme in detail
During your three years you will engage in modules which are framed within four themes. These themes explore the person, occupation and environment relationship, which is a core underpinning philosophy for the practice of occupational therapy. They are:
- Core concepts and skills
- Professional identity
- Society and well-being
- Evidence for practice.
As a requirement for qualification you will experience a minimum of 1,000 hours practice placement education. Placements are integrated throughout the programme and are undertaken in a variety of health and social care settings.
It may be possible to undertake a placement overseas as an elective personal choice in Year Three or as part of international agreements with other universities. Studying abroad has huge personal and academic benefits, as well as giving you a head start in the graduate job market. For more information, visit www.liverpool.ac.uk/goabroad
For more information on Occupational Therapy, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/occupational-therapy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
235 Year One undergraduates in the School of Health Sciences in 2016
UK league tables
Ranked 1st for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 10th in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2017
National Student Survey
• 96% of our students said staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2016)
• 95% of our students feel their communication skills have improved by studying their programme (NSS 2016)
Why this subject?
Strengthen your career prospects through our practical and professionally focused programmes. You will benefit from our experience in delivering over 100 years of teaching across six undergraduate programmes of study in a dynamic research-led School. Our student satisfaction rates, which range from 91-100%, are testament to the School being a great place to start to your career.
Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners. You will be taught by staff with a great deal of practical experience and academic knowledge, who foster an approach of continual professional development that will serve you well throughout your career.
Interact with leading healthcare organisations. You’ll be taught a curriculum that is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers, such as Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, Warrington & Halton NHS Trust, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospital Trust.
Bring your learning to life through clinical experience. You will gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region that has a particularly diverse population, helping you bring your learning to life and providing an invaluable insight to future roles.
Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences. Supported by the very latest in technological facilities, you’ll benefit from the shared learning the School’s six undergraduate programmes facilitate. Inter-professional modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.
Build relationships with committed and enthusiastic teaching staff. Our friendly, supportive staff will enable you to reach your full career potential, both as a graduate and a lifelong learner with the School.