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MSc in Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) – 2 Years


This handbook contains the essential information required to support a student on placement.

MSc OT Practice Education Handbook (PDF)

Course Details

Year 1 Course Structure (pdf)
Year 2 Course Structure (pdf)
Year 1 - Overview of Course Modules (pdf)
Year 2 - Overview of Course Modules (pdf)

Placement Paperwork

Examples of Interim and Final Assessment Forms 

These forms are for information only.  Practice Educators who would like to complete the assessment forms electronically may contact

Example of MSc Interim Assessment Form (PDF)
Example of MSc Final Assessment Form - Placements 1 & 2 (PDF)
Example of MSc Final Assessment Form - Placement 3 (PDF)
Example of MSc Final Assessment Form - Placement 4 (PDF)

Other Placement Paperwork 

These forms can be printed out and used with your student.  Practice Educators who would like to complete the forms electronically may contact

Learning Contract (Word Doc)
Formal Supervision Log (Word Doc)
Risk of Failure / Failing Student Action Plan (Word Doc)

Preparing for a student placement

Practice Placement Preparation and Evaluation

In response to the needs of new practice educators the Clinical Learning Environment Team in Norfolk have worked with faculty and staff from UEA to develop a checklist for practice educators who take students on placement. This checklist is available to adapt to each placement area and gives guidance on a welcome letter for students, induction processes and suggestions for preparing to take students on clinical placement.

Checklist (PDF)

Student ID on Placement

Students are expected to follow departmental procedure regarding identity whilst on placement.  They are issued with a name badge and a plastic card holder which takes their UEA identity card.

Student Visits whilst on Placement 

Is your student going to spend time with other health care professionals?  This form has been designed by a therapist.  The form enables other members of the team to record observations / comments on the visit to feedback to the student's educator.

Example Student Visit Form (PDF)

Role Emergent Placements 

This protocol sets out the procedures and expectations for role emergent placements which are undertaken using long-arm supervision.  These mainly occur within the final placement.

Role Emergent Protocol (PDF)

Out of Hours Contact for Students on Placement

The UEA Dean of Students' Office offers wide ranging advice and guidance to any student who is experiencing difficulties UEA Nightline is a confidential listening service funded by the Students' Union and run by UEA students.  Calls can be made between 8.00pm and 8.00am during term time.  Students can access this service if they are lonely, worried or just need someone to talk to 01603 503504