Occupational Therapy

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy section of the Practice-Based Learning Support Web Site.

Queen Margaret University offers 2 pre-registration occupational therapy programmes requiring practice-based learning experiences. These are:-

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (the last entry for this programme was in September 2019) 
  • Master of Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) – new 4 year programme validated in 2020
  • MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) (the last entry for this programme is September 2021) 

Supporting the practice learning element of these programmes is the following Practice-based Learning Team:

Julie King – Lecturer, Module Co-ordinator for MSc Occupational Therapy (pre registration) practice placements

Joanna Beveridge – Lecturer, Module Co-ordinator for BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (pre registration) practice placements and Master of Occupational Therapy modules

Pamela Knox – Placement Administrator, School of Health Sciences.  Pamela is responsible for the administration of all placement modules

Xanthe Duncan - Placement Team Coordinator, School Office.  Xanthe coordinates the core regulatory requirements across the placement spectrum and ensures student's compliance.
How to Contact Us:   
All enquiries should be directed in the first instance to Pamela Knox via OT Placement

General Web Resources

The weblinks below are provided as resources to support you in your practice-based learning role:

Shared Documents

This section contains information that is common to all our Occupational Therapy pre-registration programmes at Queen Margaret University.

All of the documents can be printed out using File/Print. In the case of Word forms, these are designed to be saved to your local file space using File/Save as and then completed on-screen before saving again. If required, they can then be printed out for signatures etc.

For All 

Practice Education Calendar (xls)

Learning Agreement Handbook

Learning Agreement Form (docx)

Guidance: Completion of assessment report forms

Guidance: Supporting a student at risk of failing a practice placement

Guidance: Discontinuation of practice placement

Guidance: Health Issues 

Guidance: Unprofessional behaviour/suitability

Guidance : appropriante use of social media 

Guidance: Student Identity and Attendance Monitoring

Guidance: service user feedback (pdf)


Primarily For Students

Case Study Guide (pdf)

Practice Education Portfolio Handbook (pdf)

Reflective Diary Handbook (pdf)

Practice Education Supervision Record (pdf)

Student Evaluation of Placement Form (Word)

Student Résumé Preparation Tool (Word)

BSc (Hons)

The documents below can be printed out using File/Print.

Practice Education Handbook

Undergraduate Assessment Report Forms (Word)


New Programme: Master of Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

Practice-based Learning pattern – Students will either complete the programme in 2 years (graduate entry) or 4 years, and all practice-based learning durations and outcomes are the same for each route.

Practice-based Learning handbook 

Master of Occupational Therapy Assessment forms

These are largely based on our existing assessment forms so you will hopefully be very familiar with them. The Learning Agreement is now incorporated in to the assessment forms.




PBL4 not in use in academic year 2022/23 – please use either BSc (Hons) forms or MSc (pre-reg) forms as appropriate

Midway contact – at the mid-way point of each PBL, the students Personal Academic Tutor will email you using this form. Best practice is to include the student when responding to this email.

Case Study Guide

Practice Education Supervision Record 

Learner Evaluation of PBL Form

Student Résumé Preparation Tool

MSc (Pre-Reg)

The documents below can be printed out using File/Print.

Practice Education Handbook

Postgraduate Assessment Report Forms (Word)



Curriculum Overview