London South Bank University

Course Introduction

We have three Occupational Therapy Laboratories, including an Art and Music skills laboratory, Splinting laboratory and Assisted Daily Living (ADL) laboratory. You will carry out a range of activities to practice your skills including using art, music and role play as intervention.You will practice making hand splints using thermoplastic materials as well as anatomy practical's using anatomy models. The simulated kitchen, bathrooms and bedroom spaces are used to practice patient transfers, wheel chair manoeuvring and planning activities for intervention using activities from daily life. You also practice using a wide range of standardised assessment tools such as: assistive devices for dressing, kitchen work and mobility. The laboratories enable you to practice problem identification, intervention planning, implementation, communication skills, risk assessments, problem solving skills and group work skills; all to learn how best to work with the patient.

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to occupation and occupational therapy; introduction to occupational performance and human function; assessment of occupational performance; practice placement 1; enabling occupational performance and participation 1. Year 2: enabling occupational performance and participation 2; practice placement 2; enabling occupational performance and participation 3; advanced beginner student practitioner practice placement 3; environment participation and long'term needs. Year 3: outcomes and evaluation of occupational therapy; contemporary practice of occupational therapy; leadership and service innovation in occupational therapy; competent student practitioner practice placement 4; application of evidence based practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 120-128
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • CRB check required
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M1
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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95% Go on to work and/or study

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 11%

Total Coursework: 67%

Total Practical: 22%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation