Occupational therapy enables people to fulfil their potential as active and creative beings. It is about working with people to help them gain control of their lives, make sense of their individual situations and ultimately improve the quality of their life. Occupational therapists believe that a balanced range of activities in everyday life is essential to maintain health and wellbeing. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you will require to work as an occupational therapist in a range of human service settings. You will learn to analyse why people do certain things and how their behaviour influences their health. You will also develop an appreciation of how people’s lives can be shaped by their environment and culture and how these factors can impact on their health.