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									Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
                   Degree Courses
                   BSc Occupational Therapy                  216
                   BSc Physiotherapy                         217


                   Related Course
                   BSc Speech and Language Therapy           248




                   Further information
                   The Undergraduate Admissions Office
                   Faculty of Health
                   Edith Cavell Building
                   University of East Anglia
                   Norwich NR4 7TJ
                   Tel: (+44) (0) 1603 597136
                   Fax: (+44) (0) 1603 597019
                   Email: otpt.admiss@uea.ac.uk
                   Web: www.ahp.uea.ac.uk




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                                                                               www.ahp.uea.ac.uk        | Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

Admissions Policy                      supporting individuals with              Professional Accreditation
                                       physical, mental health or learning
You will have a sound educational      disabilities, or other special needs.    On graduation you will be eligible
background and will be required to     Where it is not possible to gain         to apply for registration with the
demonstrate a sound knowledge          direct relevant experience, obtain       Health Professions Council and
                                                                                                                         Key facts
of human sciences. International       whatever is most appropriate.            to join the membership of the
students will also be considered,                                               College of Occupational                  The School of Allied Health
though currently we can only                                                    Therapists or the Chartered              Professions (AHP) provides
consider applicants who are            Teaching and Assessment                  Society of Physiotherapists.             distinctive undergraduate,
eligible to apply for a UK NHS                                                                                           pre-registration and
training bursary. Our policy is to     Throughout your course, you will                                                  postgraduate level
interview all candidates who have      be working with university tutors,       Career Prospects                         programmes. These
passed the preliminary stage of        practising clinicians, clients and                                                consistently receive excellent
selection. We would normally           their families/carers through a          Graduates of AHP have a strong           grades in external quality
expect those interviews to take        combination of academic study            history of employability. Surveys        assessments
place at UEA. Since you will be        and practice placements. Teaching        of managers who employ AHP
working with physically and            methods are varied and include           graduates indicate that our              Therapy degree programmes
psychologically vulnerable people,     lectures, seminars, group work and       students are capable candidates          are funded by the Department
it is important that you should be     self-directed learning and make          and well prepared for the modern         of Health
able to cope with the demands of       use of case material as a basis for      health and social care services.
the course on entering the             applying theory and guiding              The reflective practice element of       Research-led teaching
programmes. You will be required       student problem solving. There is        the course prepares students for
to undertake a health screening        a large practical component to the       the working environment requiring        Ensure graduates are fit for
process and may need to update         course where skills are learnt by        skills of leadership, problem solving    practice in the modern health
your immunisation status before        practising on your fellow students       and flexibility. Graduates may also      and social care sector
going on practice placement.           and students will be able to apply       seek employment in an increasing
    This programme is exempt from      what has been learnt and develop         range of non-NHS settings, for           The Sunday Times University
the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,   further knowledge and skills under       example, within the private and          Guide highlighted positive
1960. This means that you will be      the guidance of their practice           voluntary sectors, criminal justice      reviews about the School and
subject to a check by the Criminal     educator when on placement.              service, industry, research and          the University including the
Records Bureau and any police             Course modules are graded by          education. There are also                following comments:
cautions, civil or criminal            continuously assessed coursework         opportunities for graduates to           • School of AHP ranked 18
convictions will be revealed. You      including course tests, essays,          seek employment within the                 (excellent)
must disclose any police record        oral presentations, practice             international market.                    • Student satisfaction 82.3%
and discuss it, in confidence, with    placement and a third year                                                        • Teaching excellence 77.8%
the programme leader. All places       dissertation. All modules must                                                    • Good student to staff ratio
are conditional on satisfactory        be passed in a year to ensure            MSc Occupational
academic achievement,                  progression to the next level.           Therapy and MSc                          Adapted from The Sunday
satisfactory interview, health and     There are no final examinations.         Physiotherapy                            Times University Guide
criminal record checks.                   Practice placements occur in                                                   published September 2008
    It will help your application if   blocks throughout the programme.         Alternative accelerated route
you have experience of working         You will also be given the               to registration, for those who
in a healthcare setting. This could    opportunity to learn and work            already hold a first degree in an
include work experience in a           with other healthcare students,          appropriate subject. For further
nursing or residential home or         developing an understanding of           details email foh.pgt@uea.ac.uk.
hospital, work shadowing a             the roles of different professionals
healthcare practitioner, or            in a multidisciplinary team.




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Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy         | www.ahp.uea.ac.uk

                                    The School of Allied Health              The overall curriculum is structured     Year 2
Occupational Therapy                Professions (AHP) operates an            to develop your self-directed
                                    extended 36-week academic                learning and reflective practice.        You will examine the effects of
                                    year divided into two 18-week            A continuing professional                dysfunction upon the human body
                                    semesters (except the final              development portfolio is used            in relation to a range of client
BSc Occupational Therapy            semester in year three, which            to develop these abilities across        groups and health conditions
UCAS code B920                      is 14 weeks long). This pattern          modules of study, and used               including learning difficulties,
A level (typical offer): BCC        enables completion of sufficient         to inform assessment events              paediatrics, mental and physical
International baccalaureate: 29     practice placement hours                 during the three years.                  disabilities. These themes are
Length of course: 3 years                                                       Theory-practice links are
                                    (1,100 over the three years).                                                     developed and broadened by
                                       The School has a long                 strengthened by the pattern of           identifying and applying the
                                    standing commitment to shared            practice placement, with regular         theoretical and practical
                                    learning with other healthcare           alternation between placement and        foundations to occupational
                                    professionals. This is based             academic study. Your final practice      therapy including a greater
                                    on the belief that by learning           placement is in an area of your          emphasis on practice placement.
                                    together students will better            choice, in a national or international
                                    understand each other’s practice         setting, best suited to your
                                    and work more effectively within         interests and professional needs.        Year 3
                                    multidisciplinary healthcare.
                                    Interprofessional modules are                                                     The final year of study offers
                                    shared by occupational therapy            Year 1                                  you more choice and advanced
                                    and physiotherapy and in                                                          content. The research dissertation
                                    addition some modules are                You will study a common                  and uni-professional options
                                    shared with speech and                   foundation of human sciences             provide the opportunity for self-
                                    language therapy students.               (including anatomy, physiology,          determined study of more complex
                                    In addition to interprofessional         sociology and psychology), core          issues. The transition from student
                                    learning within AHP, the Faculty         professional and transferable skills,    to qualified practitioner is achieved
                                    of Health is recognised for its          and uni-professional studies             throughout the modules as you are
                                    development of the Centre for            (with a focus on occupation              encouraged to reflect upon your
                                    Interprofessional Practice (CIPP)        and the exploration of this in           development to date and prepare
                                    programme in which students              relation to self).                       for more autonomous practice.
                                    from AHP study in collaboration
                                    with students across the Faculty
Course brochure: Tel 01603 597136   of Health.
or email otpt.admiss@uea.ac.uk




                                    “The course has a great mix of teaching
                                    techniques such as lectures, practicals and
                                    practice placements – a real variety to
                                    enhancing your learning.”
                                    Alison Bostridge, current Occupational Therapy student




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                                                                             www.ahp.uea.ac.uk             | Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

                                        The School of Allied Health                The overall curriculum is structured     Year 2
Physiotherapy                           Professions (AHP), operates an             to develop your self-directed
                                        extended 36-week academic                  learning and reflective practice.        These themes are developed and
                                        year divided into two 18-week              A continuing professional                broadened through a continuation
                                        semesters (except the final                development portfolio is used to         of this module pattern, including a
BSc Physiotherapy                       semester in year three, which              develop these abilities across units     greater emphasis on practice
UCAS code B160                          is 14 weeks long). This pattern            of study, and used to inform             placement.
A level (typical offer): BBB            enables completion of sufficient           assessment events during the
Special entry requirements:             practice placement hours                   three years.
one A level should be either Biology,
Human Biology or Physical Education     (1,100 over the three years).                 Theory-practice links are             Year 3
International baccalaureate: 31            The School has a long                   strengthened by the pattern of
Length of course: 3 years               standing commitment to shared              practice placement, with regular         The final year of study offers
                                        learning with other health care            alternation between placement and        you more choice and advanced
                                        professionals. This is based on            academic study. You will undertake       content. The research dissertation
                                        the belief that by learning                a final practice placement of your       and uni-professional options
                                        together students will better              choice, in a national or international   provide the opportunity for self-
                                        understand each other’s practice           setting, best suited to your             determined study of more complex
                                        and work more effectively within           interests and professional needs.        issues. The transition from student
                                        multidisciplinary health care.                                                      to qualified practitioner is achieved
                                        Interprofessional modules are                                                       throughout the modules as you are
                                        shared by occupational therapy             Year 1                                   encouraged to reflect upon your
                                        and physiotherapy and in                                                            development to date and prepare
                                        addition some modules are                  You will study a common                  for more autonomous practice.
                                        shared with speech and                     foundation of human sciences,
                                        language therapy students.                 core professional and transferable
                                        In addition to interprofessional           skills, and uni-professional studies
                                        learning within AHP, the Faculty           (including therapeutic skills and
                                        of Health is recognised for its            discipline specific clinical
                                        development of the Centre for              reasoning).
                                        Interprofessional Practice (CIPP)
                                        programme in which students
                                        from AHP study in collaboration
                                        with students across the Faculty
Course brochure: Tel 01603 597136       of Health.
or email otpt.admiss@uea.ac.uk




                                        “The course has equipped me with the
                                        theoretical and practical skills I need to be
                                        a physiotherapist and the interdisciplinary
                                        nature of the course has prepared me for
                                        the hospital environment.”
                                        Rene Gray, current Physiotherapy student




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