Occupational therapy education and training should enable the student:
- To provide at an undergraduate level, education and clinical/professional training which involves research and clinical practice uses a variety of teaching and learning methods including self-directed learning, and integrates the development of theoretical knowledge with clinical skills across a wide range of patients
- To develop student learning and academic skills over four years thereby promoting continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
- To enable students to meet the requirements of the relevant professional and statutory bodies.
- To foster the development of professional knowledge and clinical skills across a wide range of patients presenting communication difficulties and to meet the clinical placement requirements of different hospitals.
- To provide opportunities for self-monitoring and personal development for the formation of reflective practitioners
- To produce professionals who are capable of applying theoretical knowledge to the diagnostic, therapeutic, educative and technical roles of the Occupational Therapists within the healthcare, educational and social welfare sectors.