I work with service users who are experiencing an acute relapse in their mental health. My job is to ensure that they have a smooth transition back into the community & are engaging in a purposeful routine. My role is extremely stimulating - no two days are the same & I gain a lot of satisfaction from seeing the impact on people's lives. Bradford educated me on the importance of being a client-centred, competent practitioner, and I would recommend Bradford to anyone passionate about the wellbeing of others.
You will undertake five placement experiences across a range of clinical areas over the duration of the programme.
These increase incrementally from six weeks in the first year to ten weeks full-time in the final year.
Role Emerging Placement
The nine week placement will take place in a diverse practice setting, where there is minimal or no occupational therapy service. Placement locations are sourced for you by the Faculty, with the opportunity to complete 1080 hours of placement learning over the three years of the programme. Placement experience allows you to:
- experience real world clinical environments
- problem solve with real problems
- integrate theory into practice
- learn practical skills
- consolidate learning from modules
- begin to use reflection in and on action
- experience multi professional working
- develop your professional identity and communication skills
Placement experiences will reflect the diverse nature of the profession and also enable you to work with diverse populations and differing multi-disciplinary teams. The map illustrates the geographical area in which placements will occur.
Pre-placement lectures ensure you are prepared for each placement and each placement ends with a debrief session at the university to support your integration of theory and practice learning.
All placements are assessed with marks from placements in year two and three contributing to your overall degree classification.