Watch student Alice Clegg talk about what it’s like to study Occupational Therapy at Hallam.
Roles and responsibilities
Occupational therapists are the ultimate support on the road to recovery. They work with a range of people – from those with disability, illness or trauma to the elderly – to help them keep doing what's important to them and maintain their independence.
Make a difference as a Occupational Therapist
As mum's short term memory deteriorated, she became very confused about being in a care home. But the occupational therapist was very patient and made her feel more trusting of those around her. She gave my mother the time she needed and I'm so thankful for that.
I've built a great rapport with Mary. She'd not had a shower for a very long time and I managed to gain her trust and help her towards better health. The care staff said that they've never seen anyone work with her like that before and they were really impressed with me. It was great to see that my patience had a positive impact on her.
My course is preparing me really well for a career on OT. The lecturers are very aware that we have a difficult job because not many people understand what OTs do and they help us to navigate our way through the politics that will affect our roles in a multidisciplinary field.
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If you're already a registered health or social care practitioner, we offer a wide range of short courses and CPD modules.