Introduction to Practice Education

Practice Education is a core component of the undergraduate Occupational Therapy programme in Trinity College Dublin. It provides students with opportunities to integrate knowledge, theory, clinical decision-making, and professional behaviour within practice contexts across a range of health, community and educational settings. It equips students with the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required to graduate as competent entrants to the Occupational Therapy profession.

The Practice Education modules on the Occupational Therapy programme at Trinity College Dublin have been designed to comply with both national and international requirements as set out by  CORU and World Federation of Occupational Therapists 

What to expect from Practice Education

In this video our Practice Education Co-ordinator Claire Gleeson gives an overview of what can be expected from the Practice Education component of the course. 

Placement Schedule 2023/24 Academic Year

Practice Education placements take place across the four years of the Occupational Therapy programme. The Practice Education placements are of sufficient duration to allow integration of theory to practice and vary in length in line with the degree programme structure.

The placement schedule for the 2023/24 academic year is outlined in the table below.

Year of Study Placement Date Duration 

4th Year

(Senior Sophister)

18th September 2023- 1st December 2023

11 weeks

1st Year

(Junior Freshmen)

15th January 2024 - 26th January 2024

2 weeks

3rd Year

(Junior Sophister)

29th January 2024 – 19th April 2024 

12 weeks

2nd Year

(Senior Freshmen)

29th April 2024 – 21st June 2024

8 weeks

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