Practice Placement One: EXPLORE

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
06 May 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B939 Occupational Therapy

Module description

In this first placement, you will learn to develop an occupational focus, seeing people as occupational beings and using the occupational therapy process to understand their progress through a service.

You will explore how this focus contrasts and complements the work of multi-disciplinary teams and other services. You will explore how the core values, skills and beliefs you have learned about so far are enacted in the placement setting, including communication skills and occupational theories. You will demonstrate your learning as you progress through the placement and summarise your achievements using a continuing professional development activity which has been agreed and negotiated with your educator.

Module aims

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Module learning outcomes

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Module information

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Learning and teaching methods

Practice- based learning practice experience in a relevant practice setting Preparation and debriefing workshop details will be available to students prior to sessions on Pre-registration occupational therapy Placement Moodle page Students to draw upon previous experiences and learning to date to inform their practice placement Students will develop relevant skills for their practice placement setting in line with the assessment criteria You will have access to support from your practice educator, peers, personal tutor, Practice Placement Lead and student support during the practice placement. The practice educator acts as facilitator; mentor and assessor of the student’s development and learning. Where two students are on placement together, they can provide peer support; opportunities for self-directed study and an increased depth of experience for all parties. You are encouraged to disclose any learning needs to the practice educator(s) and consider strategies to support learning. Support from the University of Essex occupational therapy placement tutor is available to both students and educators throughout the placement together with support from other tutors at half-way tutorial.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical   Practice Placement 1 - EXPLORE Final Report    100% 

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.


Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 49 hours, 6 (12.2%) hours available to students:
43 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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