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Occupational Therapy

This page provides placement information for students and placement hosts in relation to Northumbria University's BSc and MSc Occupational Therapy programmes. Students will also find additional information through Blackboard. 

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2022/23 Important Information

Key dates for placement hosts - Placement dates and dates on which placement information will be released to hosts

Placement overview - An overview of the current academic year's placements




Our placement documentation takes the form of a 'placement handbook' which should be used for all students placements, together with additional supplementary documentation, specific to each of the placements our students undertake. Hosts should download a copy of the handbook together with the supplementary documentation for whichever placement(s) their team(s) are supporting. 

Placement Assessment Form

OT-CAT Occupational Therapy Practice Competence Assessment Tool

Occupational Therapy Practice Assessment Document (OT-PAD)

Placement Handbook

Placement Handbook - for both BSc and MSc programmes (2017 validated programmes)

Placement Handbook - for BSc programme (2021 validated programme)

Placement Handbook - for MSc programme (2021 validated programme)

Placement Handbook - for Degree Apprenticeship programme (2021 validated programme)


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