MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) Induction Information 2017 - STAGE 1


Welcome to the School of Health Professions where we pride ourselves in the quality and professionalism of our academic offer and where our programmes are designed to meet the demands of contemporary health and social care practice. As you begin your professional journey we will encourage you reach your full potential and achieve excellence in your chosen discipline. We also want you to enjoy your time with us and hope that you will embrace some of the social and recreational opportunities that are such an important aspect of university life.

From the Induction timetable you will see that many activities have been arranged for you and it is important that you attend all of these. These activities will help familiarise you with your chosen programme, introduce you the Peninsula Allied Health Centre and the main city centre university campus and also signpost some of the support services available to you.

Bernhard Haas, Interim Head of School - Health Professions

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Monday 04 September 2017 PAHC 

1000 - 1030     Welcome and overview - FF24
1030 - 1130     Registration; Programme Administration - FF24
                           Card Collection*** See below
1130 - 1230     Getting to know you; Getting to know your campus - FF24
1230 - 1330     Lunch Break
1330 - 1530     Introduction to occupational science and occupational therapy - FF24
1530 - 1700     Introduction to Problem Based Learning - FF24
Tuesday 05 September 2017    PAHC and Drake Circus
0930 - 0945     Registration and Coffee   - FF24
0945 - 1000     Welcome to the School of Health Professions   - LT1
1000 - 1100     Overview of Masters level provision and generic shared elements: - LT1
                           Who’s Who including overview of Quality structure, Student reps, role of
                           Personal Tutor, Exam Panels and Boards  
1100 - 1145     Student Union/International Student Advice - LT1
1145 - 1300     Introduction to Library and Literature Searching   - LT1
1300 - 1345     Lunch - GF24
1345 - 1530     Break-out sessions  - FF24
1530 - 1630     Introduction to Evidence Based Practice and Research  - LT1
1630 - 1700     Question and Answers  - LT1
1700 - 1800     Travel to Drake Circus  
                            Library tour Drake Circus  - Library, Drake Circus
1800                 Induction meal   - The Mission City Centre tbc
Wednesday 06 September 2017    PAHC
0900 - 1000     Introduction to writing at Masters level   - LT1
1000 - 1100     Critical analysis workshop   - LT1
1100 - 1130     Break - FF24
1130 - 1230     Time management - LT1
1230 - 1330     Lunch - GF24
1330 - 1400     Research core modules ADV715 and ADV716 via webinar - LT1
1400 - 1500     Break 
1500 - 1545     Research Ethics via webinar - LT1
1545 - 1615     Overview of Research in SHP via webinar and LT1

Wednesday 13 September 2017      PAHC 
0900 - 1700   Occupational Health appointments* (MANDATORY) - PAHC Common Room 
Occupational Health appointments are mandatory so you will be temporarily excused from other sessions to attend your appointment.
Wednesday 20 September 2017      Drake Circus
0930 - 1100     Uniform Fittings** See below - Portland Square C1, C2 and C4

Click the blue and white Induction Timetable button below to download a more detailed, printable timetable. 

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You will have your initial occupational health appointment during this time. Appointment times will be available from Monday 18 September in PAHC Reception. Each appointment takes approximately 30 minutes and it is important that you attend as this is a pre-requisite to attending your placement area. Details of the occupational health appointments can be found at PAHC Reception. Please ensure you bring a record of any immunisations you may have had to your first appointment. Your first inoculation may take place at this appointment, there will be a series of follow-up appointments for inoculations throughout the first term. .

If you have a needle phobia please advise occupational health before you start via You will need to quote your name, date of birth and programme in any e-mail.

Failure to attend an occupational health appointment without notifying Exeter Occupational Health may result in a £30 fine. It may also affect progression within your programme.


It is compulsory that you attend this session so that your uniform fits properly and is ordered in time for your placement.


We cannot issue your card if you do not bring your passport. Please note: your card is required to use the free bus scheme.

If you are currently a student on a different programme and already have a University of Plymouth card without the bus logo, please contact and we will arrange for a new card to be issued.

Essential information

Please ensure you do the following before starting your programme:

  • Enrol online
  • Upload a photograph
  • Complete all of the forms below
Please bring your passport and a copy of your passport to the Administration session together with your completed forms and any certificates or documentation requested by Admissions.

This will enable us to issue your University card which you will need to access the Plymouth University Library, Student Union and free bus service between Plymouth University and the Peninsula Allied Health Centre.

Please note that there is no student parking on site.

Forms to complete for MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) 2017

Please print and complete all of the following forms and bring with you to your administration session in Induction Week together with your passport. Please also bring a copy of your passport.

Welcome Party

The Faculty of Health and Human Sciences invites you to attend a very special Welcome Party in the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe:

Thursday 20 September 2018
19.15 – 21.45*

The Welcome Party is your opportunity to meet informally with other students new to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, as well as some current students and your academic staff.

Additionally, the evening includes a complimentary welcome drink, nibbles, entertainment and a raffle for all attendees with a £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won on the night.

*Arrive at the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe for 19:15, or meet on top of the Student Union at 18:45 to be accompanied to the venue.

Please note that this event is invitation only, no additional guests will be allowed entry to the venue.

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