Transform lives by learning how to use occupation as therapy for health and social issues.
In a nutshell, occupational therapy is about therapeutically enabling people with physical, mental, social and occupational challenges to do everyday activities and to lead fulfilling lives.
There’s no one-size-fits-all definition of what this can entail though, and that’s part of what makes it such a satisfying career. You could work in a diverse range of settings including: hospitals, clinics, prisons, hospices, care farms, supported accommodation, charitable organisations, government departments, schools… and the list goes on.
Here at Essex, you’ll learn about the relationship between occupational engagement and health and well-being. This will inform how occupation can be used therapeutically to enable people to lead full and satisfying lives.
Occupational therapy is about doing the extraordinary to support people with physical, mental, social and occupational challenges to do the ordinary. It’s about working with patients to assess their individual and environmental abilities and problems in relation to their daily life, and planning solutions with them.
Our pre-registration occupational therapy course is highly sought after. You'll develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities to work with people of all ages, enabling them to engage in occupations to promote their health and wellbeing. Focusing on inter-professional learning, you’ll be encouraged to learn with, and from, other professionals. In just two years, you’ll be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) as a qualified Occupational Therapist.
We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible.
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