There are three pre-registration occupational therapy programmes at LSBU:
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
BSc (Hons)Occupational Therapy
MSc/PgDip Occupational Therapy
A number of factors contribute towards a diverse student group entering onto our occupational therapy programmes. Our central London campus provides easy access to major rail stations and as a result, students commute in from greater London and beyond. At the same time LSBU has a strong commitment to providing higher education to the local community as well as widening participation. Our students are diverse in their educational and previous experience; we have students who have just completed A-levels as well as students who have completed Masters level qualifications. Students come onto our OT programmes with a range of experience (within occupational therapy, the health sector and from a range of settings unrelated to health). Our in-service students are mostly employed in the health and social settings and attend university two days per week (although they will attend placements full time).
As from September 2016 all our programmes follow a similar pathway of learning. The programme is structured around a personal and
professional development framework which focuses on five key themes/thresholds required
for professional learning in occupational therapy:
These themes/thresholds are addressed to varying degrees throughout each module,
practice placement and year of the programme.
- Occupational perspectives of health and wellbeing
- Professional identity, autonomy and accountability
- Person centred practice
- Professional and ethical reasoning
- Occupation centred practice
The emphasis on the final part of the programme is research skills, leadership and innovation.
Further information on the occupational therapy programmes is available in section 8 of the Practice Placement Handbook. A hard copy of the handbook can be requested, please email our occupational therapy team:
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