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Robert Gordon University Bachelor of Science (Honours) Occupational Therapy Overview

As an Occupational Therapy student at Robert Gordon University in Scotland students will be taught within RGU’s purpose-built facilities that include a Social Care Setting and Clinical Skills area. This will allow the student to develop and practice skills before using them in the work place. Occupational Therapy (OT) students at Robert Gordon University will benefit greatly from the practice placements which are integrated throughout the four years of the course. Occupational Therapy students will also spend significant periods of time undertaking ‘situated learning activities’ within the local community, gaining experience and learning about people and their day to day situation and activities within the community.

Year 1

Robert Gordon University Occupational Therapy students will develop a basic understanding of the relationship between humans, occupations, health and the environment as well as gaining foundational knowledge, self-awareness, organizational and study skills. Students will be taught certain core modules along with students from physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography and sport science courses.

Year 2

In year 2 Robert Gordon University (RGU) students will explore wider issues in the theory of occupational therapy, clinical sciences and social studies and explore media and treatment programs commonly used in practice. Some second-year modules are shared with students from physiotherapy and diagnostic radiography, reflecting the shared experiences within the working environment.

Year 3

In year 3 the emphasis will be placed on greater independent study and increasing competence in practice placements with the Occupational Therapy program. Robert Gordon University students will be challenged with regard to wider issues concerning occupation, international perspectives and the value of occupation.

Year 4

Year 4 gives students the opportunity to evaluate basic occupational therapy skills, the wider issues of professional practice including interdisciplinary practice and the working environment. Robert Gordon students will engage in in-depth self-directed study, acquire an increased breadth of understanding and develop a critical approach to practice, extend your awareness of the work setting and lifelong learning, and gain the confidence to be flexible in approach to professional practice and self evaluation.

Throughout the Occupational Therapy OT course students at Robert Gordon University in Scotland will be required to reflect on your academic and professional development and consider your future learning needs. Other threads running through the course include Health Improvement, User-Perspective, Leadership, Public Health, Research, Culture and Diversity, Partnership Working, Information Management and Technology.

A career in occupational therapy through Robert Gordon University in the UK offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic and increasingly important area of health and social care. Occupational therapists work in hospitals, social work services, rehabilitation units, housing services, schools, day care facilities, patient homes, third (voluntary) sector, prison service and addiction services.

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Clinical Work Experience

The five practice education placements take place in a variety of settings throughout Scotland and are designed to help the Robert Gordon University student to integrate and apply occupational therapy skills and knowledge. There may be the opportunity for students to undertake a placement abroad or within areas of ‘role emerging’ practice, such as the prison service or voluntary sector.

Entry Requirements

Completed High school diploma carrying 75% to include English and one from Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Human Biology. Maths is required.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Occupational Therapy at Robert Gordon University is a professional qualification which is accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists and meets the standards of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. It is also approved by the Health & Care Professions Council, registration with which is a requirement of employment in the NHS and other statutory bodies.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the Occupational Therapy profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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Award Title:Bachelor of Science (Honours) Occupational Therapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma. English required and one from Chemistry, Physics or Biology, as well as Maths. Contact KOM for full details
Interview:Interview may be required for Robert Gordon University
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance.
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences