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Advanced Occupational Therapy/Advanced Occupational Therapy (Community) (Incorporating PGCert/PGDip) MSc

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Derby

  • Study mode

    Part time

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  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This course is designed for qualified occupational therapists to support continuous professional development and to facilitate advancing practice. This is a flexible course that allows you to tailor your own continued professional development to your personal, professional and service needs, through a range of occupational therapy and interprofessional modules. Modules can be studied as one off CPD opportunities or you can work towards a PG Certificate, Diploma or MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy.

For each 20 credit module you study you will be assessed by a piece of work equivalent to a 4,000 word assignment. The style of assessment will differ for each module and will enable you to develop a range of skills in communicating your knowledge, learning and development. The 40 credit modules are assessed via the equivalent to an 8,000 word assignment. Occupational therapists who have previously studied CPD modules or completed a stage of study have found this learning very beneficial in developing their role due to the strong grounding of the modules in their workplace setting. Studying at this level will enable you to demonstrate continued professional development essential to retain registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and facilitate development of the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary for career advancement in a range of practice areas. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

The programme is appropriate to a range of practice areas and career routes. However, if you work in a community setting, you may wish to work towards our MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy (Community) by incorporating our two specialist community modules into your studies.

The course duration is 2 to 6 years Part time.

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University of Derby

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    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

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