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Occupation for Health and Wellbeing

Occupation for Health and Wellbeing


In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do.


What you will study

This short course aims to enable you to understand how what we do as human beings impacts upon our health and wellbeing. You will apply the principles to both yourself and others. Concepts such as occupational engagement, occupational balance and ‘dark’ occupations will all be explored and related to current trends in occupational therapy practice.

The course is great preparation for anyone considering applying for an occupational therapy or other health/social care related programme of study. The content is also of relevance to therapy assistants and anyone working with people who experience challenges doing the things they want or need to do.


Who is this course for?

Therapy assistants BCUHB, social care, private healthcare sector and 3rd sector organisations.
Occupational Therapy programme applicants requiring recent/relevant study.
Health programme applicants/potential applicants requiring recent/relevant study.
Activity coordinators in residential/nursing homes.


Course dates




Wrexham campus




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