HS372-6-AU-CO:
Employability in Occupational Therapy

The details
2020/21
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
15
11 March 2020

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BSC B939 Occupational Therapy

Module description

Employability encompasses not only the knowledge, understanding and skills of an Occupational Therapist, but also the attitudes and attributes that allow you to gain employment, function effectively within the role, and be able to move between jobs, thus remaining employable throughout your life. This module will provide you with the opportunity to identify and develop skills that can directly contribute to your own employability.

Module aims

This module aims to prepare you for employment within occupational therapy settings. You will draw upon and utilise transferrable and core skills to prepare for employment as an Occupational Therapist. The module provides self-directed and autonomous learning opportunities, which will aid you in identifying further areas of development that will contribute to your CPD.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

Demonstrate a critical awareness of the employment criteria in a variety of settings

Align your skills, behaviour and knowledge to regulatory, professional and organisational standards and competencies

Critically analyse and evaluate your contribution to relevant organisations, service users and carers

Module information

The module is delivered 1 day a week in the autumn term, before 'Practice Placement 4 – Manage'. You will explore the concepts of employability through personal reflection, and identify strengths and areas for further development that will contribute to your continuing professional development.

Learning and teaching methods

This module emphasises the importance of self-directed and autonomous learning. There will be opportunities to negotiate the content of the module based on learner-identified areas of development

Bibliography*

  • Dimond, Bridgit. (2010) Legal aspects of occupational therapy, Chichester: Blackwell.
  • Pollard, Nick; Sakellariou, Dikaios; Kronenberg, Frank. (2009) A political practice of occupational therapy, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
  • Atwal, Anita; Jones, M. (2009) Preparing for professional practice in health and social care, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Boniface, Gail; Seymour, Alison. (2012) Using occupational therapy theory in practice, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Alsop, Auldeen. (2013) Continuing professional development in health and social care: strategies for lifelong learning, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Cottrell, Stella. (©2015) Skills for success: personal development and employability, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   HS372 CPD Profile Summative    100% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Miss Selena Hammond, email: shammond@essex.ac.uk.
HSC Occupational Therapy staff, external clinicians & service users
Hannah Duncan/Jack Hickson E: ipladmin@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 57 hours, 30 (52.6%) hours available to students:
27 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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