Transition from Student to Occupational Therapist

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Sunday 25 April 2021
Friday 02 July 2021
11 March 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B939 Occupational Therapy

Module description

In this final module, you will have the opportunity to consolidate your learning over the duration of the programme, from both a theoretical and practical perspective, in order to prepare yourself for the transition from competent student to novice occupational therapist.

Module aims

This module aims to provide you with opportunities to explore the concepts of the transformative process from competent student to a novice practitioner. You will draw on your learning and experiences gained over the duration of the programme and reflect upon the personal relevance in order to facilitate the transformation from student to occupational therapist.

Module learning outcomes

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

Critically evaluate the differences between being a competent occupational therapy student and a novice occupational therapist

Analyse and synthesise the knowledge, skills and experiences that have been developed throughout the programme, in order to identify future directions for professional practice

Demonstrate competence and readiness to be an occupational therapist

Module information

This module is delivered after 'Practice Placement 4 – Manage'. You will use a reflective approach to draw upon your learning and experiences throughout the programme, in order to demonstrate your competence as a future occupational therapist.

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.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Tracey Williams-Macklin, email: tswill@essex.ac.uk.
Nikki Williamson
Hannah Duncan/Jack Hickson E: ipladmin@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 116 hours, 38 (32.8%) hours available to students:
78 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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