OT0405 - Study Skills for Occupational Therapy

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What will I learn on this module?

By the end of this module, you will have foundation knowledge and understanding of academic study skills which will help you in your transition into higher education and your professional development as an occupational therapist. With a focus on topics pertinent to occupational therapy, you will have the opportunity to review and develop appropriate study approaches; information retrieval skills, academic writing skills, and you will explore differing sources of evidence relevant to occupational therapy. You will begin your development as a professional life long learner. Knowledge and skills that you develop in this module will be transferable to all other level 4 modules and will be the foundation for your development in using evidence to support your academic studies and practice as an occupational therapist.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a range of student-centred approaches, designed to help you make the transition to university learning and to help you develop knowledge in relation to important topics. Lectures and e-lectures will be utilised to introduce you to key module concepts, with practical and seminar sessions utilised to explore these concepts in interactive and experiential ways. Seminar and practical sessions will be utilised to encourage engagement in, and reflection on, topics relevant to occupational therapy. Audio-visual and online material will be used to support observations and discussions. Student-led directed learning will also be important to help you to develop your knowledge and understanding about key concepts which will be introduced during the module.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The identified module tutor, alongside the module teaching team, will structure face-to-face and on-line learning opportunities to support your learning within the module and to assist you to work towards the module assessment. The module handbook, the electronic reading list, and information communicated throughout the module within sessions and on the e-learning portal will all signpost you to resources to support your academic development.
A formative diagnostic essay assessment opportunity with staff and/or peer feedback will assist you to evaluate your own progress within the module and identify areas for development. The final summative essay will be based on the history of occupational therapy. Assessment preparation with the module teaching team will be an integral part of the module.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Understand different forms of evidence and research and their value in underpinning professional practice
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Develop self-management skills to facilitate effective life-long learning
3. Develop academic writing skills including appropriate citation and referencing
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural
awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Develop self-awareness of own learning needs and individual skills and attributes required for lifelong learning.

How will I be assessed?

Formative diagnostic assessment:
250 word essay plan (MLO 2, 3, 4)

Summative assessment

2000 word essay

“The History of Occupational Therapy” (All MLO’s)





Module abstract

This module provides you with the opportunity to review you current academic skills and develop them further to make the successful transition to your university learning and to your career as an Occupational Therapy student and future professional.

You will be assisted to develop knowledge and skills to enable you to write academically and to develop effective approaches to study in higher education and when you qualify as a health and social care professional. You will be assisted to begin your development as a life-long learner providing you with the ability to access the knowledge base for academic and professional practice. Skills developed in this module will enable you to develop as an efficient information seeker with an understanding of different sources of evidence.

You will be applying your skills in literature searching and academic writing to engaging topic areas to help you to learn about the historical development of the profession alongside contemporary issues in OT. The assessment of the module – a written essay on an aspect of the history of OT – will enable you to start your journey towards becoming and Occupational Therapist by learning about the profession in an engaging way, whilst building a solid foundation of academic skills.

Course info

UCAS Code B920

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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