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Would you like to help people overcome physical and mental health difficulties to promote independent living and minimise the impact of their disabilities?

Underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of human occupation, the full time BSc Occupational Therapy course will allow you to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge required to prepare you for a career in occupational therapy.

You will learn through a series of lectures, workshops and real life simulation, which will be further supported through the completion of a range of placements where you can put your newly acquired skills into practice.

This course adheres to the professional standards of practice, values and behaviours set out by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which will allow you to be eligible for professional registration on successful completion of your degree.

 

 

Would you like to help people overcome physical and mental health difficulties to promote independent living and minimise the impact of their disabilities?

Underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of human occupation, the full time BSc Occupational Therapy course will allow you to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge required to prepare you for a career in occupational therapy.

You will learn through a series of lectures, workshops and real life simulation, which will be further supported through the completion of a range of placements where you can put your newly acquired skills into practice.

This course adheres to the professional standards of practice, values and behaviours set out by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which will allow you to be eligible for professional registration on successful completion of your degree.

 

 

Course Information

UCAS Code
B920

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Department / Social Work, Education

Within this department we’re ranked top 5 nationally for our education programmes, while over half of our research in Social Work and Social Policy has been rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

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The structure of this course has been designed to provide you with a broad understanding of occupational therapy, incorporating subjects such as physical and behavioural sciences; medical and mental health conditions; occupational therapy theory and practice; legislation and social care policy; and inter- professional learning.

Teaching is delivered via a range of techniques such as lectures, practical tutorials, simulation and placements, which are assessed through methods such as written assignments, oral-visual and practical assessments.

The BSc Occupational Therapy course will allow you to integrate your learning experiences in a broad range of clinical practice sessions to ensure you leave with an in-depth understanding of the professional standards required to successfully work within this profession.

You will undertake a range of placements throughout the duration of your course, in addition to an assessed dissertation around a subject of particular interest in your final year.  You may have the option of doing an elective placement abroad should you wish to apply your skills to an international environment.

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This course is delivered by a team of enthusiastic, research-active lecturers and contemporary clinicians with extensive knowledge and expertise relevant to the practice of occupational therapy.

To fully support your learning journey you will have a dedicated personal tutor who will be on-hand to offer help or assistance throughout the duration of your studies. You will also receive support from a dedicated clinician whilst undertaking each of your placements.

We regularly welcome experienced, practicing occupational therapists and other experts to visit and provide you with an insight into the most recent developments within the profession. You will also have the opportunity to attend conference-style events to further enhance your knowledge. 


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This course is based at our Coach Lane campus, which houses our Clinical Skills Centre– a purpose-built facility that will allow you to develop practical skills and gain valuable experience of occupational therapy within a simulated scenario’s.

Our facilities are some of the most advanced in the country and allow us to ensure your learning evolves in-line with the latest developments in the profession.

You will have access to our University library – which has been recognised as third best in the UK – and well equipped working space, The Hub, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your degree and you will receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides and reading lists.

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This course is led and delivered by our team of enthusiastic, research active lecturers and clinicians who boast extensive knowledge and expertise within the occupational therapy sector.

Teaching is delivered through research informed, enquiry-based approaches with diverse and innovative classroom, experiential and practical-based opportunities.

Throughout the duration of your course you will be encouraged to develop your own research skills by undertaking research activities and evidence-based enquiry, which will then be put into practice when you complete your dissertation in the final year of your course.

You will be supported at every step of your course, ensuring you leave with confidence and the understanding required to progress to future employment or further study.

 

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As this course has been developed in-line with the HCPC and RCOT guidelines you will be eligible to apply to become a registered occupational therapist on successful completion of this course. This may significantly improve your career prospects, as it demonstrates that you possess the professional skillset required to successfully pursue a career in this profession.

This course will not only equip you with key skills such as ethical decision making, relationship building and critical thinking, but also the social, political and global awareness required to allow you to contribute to the rapidly changing context of occupational therapy practice. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with different communities and potential future employers.

As you progress through this course you will create a portfolio of professional development to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attributes that will be required once you enter the workplace. You will also be prepared for the application process and interview procedures through engagement and workshops with employers.

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The importance of people being actively engaged in occupations throughout life and periods of ill-health, transition and change is becoming increasingly recognised on a local, national and international level meaning now is a great time to enter this exciting profession.

Northumbria University boasts strong links with many local organisations and our calibre of graduates is respected throughout the profession, which can be beneficial to your future employment prospects.

There are currently many varied opportunities available within this sector and your registration with the HCPC will enable you to practice as a state registered occupational therapist. Completion of this course will enable to work the private or public sector, both in the United Kingdom or abroad.

You may also wish to progress to further study at a Master’s level. 


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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

Are you passionate about empowering people to live life to their full potential? This course could be for you.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths, English Language and a Science at minimum grade C or University recognised equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

120 UCAS Tariff points including a Science or Health-related subject

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Science or Health related subjects

Scottish Highers:

BBBBC at Higher level, CCC - BCC at Advanced Higher including a Science or Health related subject

Irish Highers:

ABBBB including a Science or Health related subject.

IB Diploma:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level, one of which must be Science or Health related.

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 18 level 3 credits at Distinction, and 27 at Merit.  Applicants without the required GCSEs must ensure the Access course includes English Language and Maths at a minimum of 6 credits at level 2 or 3 at level 3.  The course should include a minimum of 18 level 3 credits in Science or Health subjects.

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    Additional:

    A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and satisfactory health checks are required. You must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

    Applicants from the EU:

    Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

    International Qualifications:

    If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications<

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Books on your reading list should be available within the library as either hard copy or an electronic book. Some students choose to purchase personal copies at their own expense. Uniforms for practice placement are provided by the university free of charge. Travel expenses and parking incurred during placements can vary according to placement location and individual trust policy however students may be able to claim for reimbursement of these costs. We have a small number of field trip opportunities within some modules for which travel costs are not reimbursed however it is not anticipated this would exceed a total of £20.

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

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Occupation for Health and Wellbeing (Core, 20 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have a foundation understanding of the link between occupation (every day activities that people find meaningful and purposeful), and health and wellbeing. You will develop knowledge from social, behavioural and health sciences to inform your understanding of how engaging in occupation impacts on the health and wellbeing of individuals, and learn about health promotion from an occupational perspective. You will also start considering how health and environmental factors impact on an individual’s motivation and ability to engage with everyday activities.

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Study Skills for Occupational Therapy (Core, 20 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have foundation knowledge and understanding of academic study skills which will help you in your transition into higher education and your professional development as an occupational therapist. With a focus on topics pertinent to occupational therapy, you will have the opportunity to review and develop appropriate study approaches; information retrieval skills, academic writing skills, and you will explore differing sources of evidence relevant to occupational therapy. You will begin your development as a professional life long learner. Knowledge and skills that you develop in this module will be transferable to all other level 4 modules and will be the foundation for your development in using evidence to support your academic studies and practice as an occupational therapist.

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Occupational Disruption (Core, 20 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have a clear understanding of the term occupational disruption and the range of social and individual factors which impact on a person’s ability to engage in occupations linked to health and wellbeing. You will build on existing knowledge from occupational, physical, behavioural and social sciences to inform your understanding of a range of acute and chronic disease processes and the impact these may have on an individual’s capacity to engage in self-care, productivity and leisure pursuits. You will develop a foundation understanding of how social factors external to an individual may also impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and the subsequent impact on occupational engagement. Building on your understanding of human developmental theory you will explore occupational disruption and potential impact on health and wellbeing associated with each life stage.

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Placement 1 (NC, 20 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have experienced Occupational Therapy practice in an identified context, developing an understanding of the value of collaboration and team-working and making a contribution to person-centred care.
Through supervised practice, you will explore and experience human occupation and the benefits of therapeutic activity to health and wellbeing. You will also learn about, and demonstrate at a foundation level, the values, skills and professional requirements of a student Occupational Therapist. In particular, you will begin to consider the professional skills required for safe and effective practice.

Hours completed on this module contribute to the 1000 hours of supervised practice required to be eligible to register to practice on completion of the programme. As you will be guided by professional and regulatory body requirements for student occupational therapists, practice placement is a fundamental part of preparing you for your own future professional employment. The preparatory period in university prior to placement will help you to understand the professional conduct required in practice as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2015) and HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (2016).

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Human Occupation Across the Lifespan (Core, 40 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have a foundation understanding of the occupational roles that humans undertake across their lifespan and
how they undertake important activities associated with these roles.
You will develop knowledge from physical, behavioural and social sciences to inform your understanding of how humans develop the ability to
carry out occupations – for example how humans move, think and emotionally respond.
You will also consider how human development is influenced by engagement in occupations, and how, simultaneously, choice and
engagement in activities and roles is influenced by the skills that are developed throughout the human lifespan.

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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Placement 2 (NC, 20 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have further developed your Occupational Therapy knowledge and skills by completing your second Occupational Therapy practice placement. This will build on the skills and experience gained during placement 1.
Through supervised practice, you will actively participate in the Occupational Therapy process, learning to apply knowledge drawn from your work in modules completed so far; developing skills in assessing needs and promoting health and wellbeing through the use of activities and occupation. You will learn about, and experience, the importance of collaborative working and utilise opportunities to develop your professional and organisational skills. You will apply all of this knowledge to taking a more active role within the delivery of safe and effective occupational therapy practice.

The placement will continue to encourage your learning of the reflective process and support your development as a reflective and evidence-based practitioner and will make links to theoretical concepts from other Y1 and Y2 modules.

As you will be guided by professional and regulatory body requirements for student occupational therapists, practice placement is a fundamental part of preparing you for your own future professional employment. Hours completed on this module contribute to the 1000 hours of supervised practice required to be eligible to register to practice on completion of the programme.

The preparatory period in university prior to placement will revisit the professional conduct required in practice as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2015) and HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (2016).

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Evidence Based Occupational Therapy (NC, 20 Credits)

This module will help you to develop your critical reading skills so that you will be in a position to make wise decisions about the selection and use of evidence to support your occupational therapy practice and continuing professional development. In this module you will be reading and critically appraising published research and other forms of evidence that inform health and social care practices, with a particular focus on occupational therapy. You will develop your understanding of the meaning of knowledge and how knowledge is generated within ethical parameters. Particular attention will be paid to current service user and carer involvement in healthcare research and how this can be facilitated in future knowledge generation. Service users recognised as equal partners and valued contributors will be considered as the key to the development and enhancement of service provision. You will develop knowledge and understanding of research terminology, methodologies and research methods by exploring relevant terminology, concepts and research processes. You will develop your critical appraisal skills to enable you to appreciate the value and limitations of a variety of approaches used in health and social care research. By the end of the module you will be familiar with the value of published literature reviews and will be starting to think of your topic for your own literature review to be undertaken in the final year of your programme of studies.

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New Horizons in Occupational Therapy (NC, 20 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have an understanding of the benefit of occupational therapy in a variety of contexts. You will develop knowledge from social, behavioural and health sciences to inform your understanding of how the professional philosophy of occupational therapy can be applied in non-traditional settings to enhance and facilitate occupational performance in individuals and communities.
You will also explore and critique current health and social care drivers which are key in the development of occupational therapy services and debate the opportunities and barriers to professional practice.

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Placement 3 (NC, 20 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have further developed your Occupational Therapy knowledge and skills by completing your third Occupational Therapy practice placement. This will build on the skills and experience gained during previous placement experiences to encourage you to develop an increasingly active role within the delivery of Occupational Therapy.

Through your supervised practice, you will develop knowledge and skills relating to human occupation and Occupational Therapy practice within the identified context. This will involve furthering your core and generic skills and developing an understanding of how a range of professional knowledge – such as scientific concepts, service-user led information, policy, legislation, and research evidence – are applied to safe and effective practice. The placement will also continue to encourage your development as a reflective and evidence-based practitioner and will make links to theoretical concepts from other Y1 and Y2 modules.

As you will be guided by professional and regulatory body requirements for student occupational therapists, practice placement is a fundamental part of preparing you for your own future professional employment. Hours completed on this module contribute to the 1000 hours of supervised practice required to be eligible to register to practice on completion of the programme.

The preparatory period in university prior to placement will revisit the professional conduct required in practice as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2015) and HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (2016).

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Developing Occupational Therapy Practice Skills (NC, 40 Credits)

Occupational Therapists use a wide range of practice skills to identify and assess occupational needs and to facilitate occupational engagement for those they work alongside. By the end of this module, you will have developed practice skills which enable Occupational Therapists to work with people with a range of needs and in a range of practice settings.

The core skills of an Occupational Therapist link to how they select, analyse, adapt and utilise occupations to promote occupational engagement, health and wellbeing. Throughout this module you will be provided with opportunities to learn and practice these skills and apply them to a range of authentic case studies and practice contexts. Examples include listening and interviewing skills in order to understand occupational needs and priorities; practical skills in assessing environments; and skills in facilitating individual and group activities among other examples. Alongside such practical skills, professional reasoning and decision making skills will also be developed throughout the module.

Alongside this, and integrated with opportunities to learn profession-specific Occupational Therapy skills, you will also develop wider professional skills including skills in risk assessment, record keeping and collaborative working.

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Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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Occupation and Communities (NC, 20 Credits)

This module will enable you to explore the use of occupation to develop and promote health and wellbeing in groups and communities. An inclusive approach will be taken in considering the needs of the general community including all age groups, those affected by physical or psychological difficulties and those coping with challenging social and environmental factors. The module will also enable you to relate to your previous practice based learning, for example, on occupational performance, the impact of the environment on occupation (and vice versa) and processes of group working. You will be engaging with concepts from occupational science such as occupational imbalance, deprivation, alienation and justice, broadening your understanding through the application of theoretical frameworks. Philosophies of care, approaches, models and techniques employed by occupational therapists when promoting the use of occupation will be explored, and you will have the opportunity to critically analyse the effectiveness of occupationally focussed interventions in relation to people and the environment.

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Novice Occupational Therapist (NC, 20 Credits)

You will draw on your learning from previous modules and placement experiences to consolidate your knowledge and skills in preparation for practice and meeting the requirements for registration with HCPC as an Occupational Therapist. You will continue to develop your reflective skills and identify your own areas for development to focus your learning and support your transition to Professional Occupational Therapist; learning to assess your own skills, take responsibility for own learning and continual professional development.

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Placement 4 (NC, 20 Credits)

By the end of this module, you will have developed your Occupational Therapy knowledge and skills by completing your final Occupational Therapy practice placement and working towards competencies on placement which are reflective of the requirements of an entry-level practitioner. This placement will consolidate and build upon all of your university and placement learning to date.

Although still supervised, you will have an increasingly autonomous role in understanding occupational needs of individuals, groups and/or communities and making decisions about the promotion of health and well-being through occupation. The placement will encourage independence when using theory and evidence to inform practice and to develop as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner. You will also be encouraged to be accountable for safe and effective occupational therapy practice.

As you will be guided by professional and regulatory body requirements for student occupational therapists, practice placement is a fundamental part of preparing you for your own future professional employment. Hours completed on this module contribute to the 1000 hours of supervised practice required to be eligible to register to practice on completion of the programme.

The preparatory period in university prior to placement will revisit the professional conduct required in practice as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2015) and HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (2016).

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Occupational Perspective on Public health (NC, 20 Credits)

You will consolidate your knowledge and understanding of theory and concepts from Occupational Science, including occupational justice, occupational marginalisation and occupational apartheid, applying an occupational perspective to;
Key concepts of occupational science linked to contemporary public health policy and political discourses.
Completion of public health needs analysis for identified communities
Influences and impact of occupational forms, environment and sociocultural factors on public health and global population issues
Appraisal of health promotion approaches and models for strategies to support behaviour change, with a focus on the occupational nature of human beings as a means for promoting and sustaining well societies.

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Occupational Therapy Dissertation (NC, 40 Credits)

In this module you will have the opportunity to do a literature review on a self-selected topic, of personal professional interest, in an area relevant to occupational therapy practice. You will engage in the process of addressing real practice topics/issues through critical engagement with published literature. You will have the opportunity to access and apply research and other sources of evidence to a practice based topic under the guidance of dissertation tutors. You will have the opportunity to further enhance your knowledge and skills of information retrieval, and critical appraisal developed previously in your programme of studies. In addition you will synthesise a body of evidence and consider in detail how the application of evidence can impact on the quality of patient care and your own professional development as a life-long learner.

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

More information

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