M.Sc. Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR14292 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Brunel University London | London, United Kingdom
The MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) aims to provide a Master's level route for graduates to become competent occupational therapists eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council as well as conferring a Master's Degree.

Description of Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

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The MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) aims to provide a Master's level route for graduates to become competent occupational therapists eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council as well as conferring a Master's Degree.

This course enables students with a first degree to become competent occupational therapists eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council, for membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists/College of Occupational Therapists and be equipped for lifelong, safe and effective practice within the global marketplace.

Research within the School includes:

  • Professional Practice (eg user involvement, occupational science, health promotion, falls prevention, discharge planning, acute care, cultural awareness)
  • Research in Rehabilitation
  • Ageing Studies.
Careers

Occupational Therapy as a career offers many opportunities to work in the health service, social services, education or the private and voluntary sector.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 31 March
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14292 Year (Non-EEA)

Home: TBA; Overseas: £12,190 The fees quoted are per annum and are subject to annual reviews. Please keep checking this website for the latest information. NHS funding has recently been approved for a limited number of places from September 2009. NHS funding has been approved for a number of places and the funding comes with the offer of a place; there is no requirement to apply for this separately.

Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

You will be expected to demonstrate Master's level thinking, clinical reasoning and critical appraisal in relation to the topic areas.

The research modules will prepare you for an evidence-based clinical environment and develop the skills to communicate research through publication.

Typical Modules

Core Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Practice Placements
  • Occupational Science
  • The Art of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Process and Practice 1 and 2
  • Dissertation

Elective Modules (one from)

  • Occupational Therapy for Children, Young People and their Families
  • Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
  • Occupational Therapy for Active Ageing
  • Occupational Therapy in Forensic Mental Health Practice
  • Research Methods

Main topics include: philosophical underpinnings of research methodology; proposal design; searching and reviewing the literature; ethical issues in research and research governance; surveys and longitudinal studies; questionnaire design; experimental and quasi-experimental designs; n of 1 studies; statistical analysis and using spss; depth interviews; focus groups; observation; use of documentary sources; qualitative analysis.

  • Occupational Science

Main topics include: occupation defined and classified: theoretical perspectives; occupation as means of promoting and sustaining health and well being; occupational risk factors as barriers to occupational justice; historical perspectives on occupation; the theory base for occupational science: paradigms, frames of reference and models of occupation; occupational science in context.

  • The Art of Occupational Therapy

Main topics include: key models of reflection; modes of clinical reasoning in occupational therapy; judgement, decision making and expertise development; the work of key occupational theorists; historical foundations of occupational therapy.

  • Dissertation

The dissertation will take the form of an extensive literature review and a journal article.

Elective (one from)

  • Occupational Therapy for Children, Young People and their Families

Main topics include: analysis of aspects in child development and study of common problems and disorders in childhood; review of the research based current evidence on occupational therapy theory and practice for children and adolescents; review the clinical reasoning process in paediatric occupational therapy practice; examine a selection of experimental methods appropriate for assessing and evaluating clinical practice or service delivery in children´s health; exploration of effective ways of incorporating the family into their child´s assessment and treatment; exploration of relevant current children´s health policy and legislation.

  • Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

Main topics include: overview of occupational therapy in mental health; review of the research based literature on occupational therapy theory and practice in mental health; detailed exploration of current mental health policy and legislation in relation to occupational therapy practice; exploring contemporary issues; examining current evidence and research related to the contemporary mental health issues; exploring a detailed selection of quantitative and qualitative measures appropriate for assessing and evaluating clinical practice or service delivery in mental health.

  • Occupational Therapy in Forensic Mental Health Practice

Main topics include: historical perspective of forensic mental health; review of the research based literature on occupational therapy theory and practice in forensic mental health; detailed exploration of current Mental Health Policy and Legislation in relation to occupational therapy practice; exploring contemporary issues such as the, effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions in forensic mental health; working in partnership with service users and carers; socio-cultural perspectives of forensic mental health; anti-discrimination practice and social inclusion; examining current evidence and research related to the contemporary forensic mental health issues; exploring a detailed selection of quantitative and qualitative measures appropriate for assessing and evaluating clinical practice or service delivery in forensic mental health.

English Language Requirements

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification any discipline with strong applicants demonstrating a science profile (health and social care experience relevant to OT) and evidence of informed insight into the profession of occupational therapy.

Applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree who have extensive experience of working in a health or social care setting relevant to OT will be considered and assessed on an individual basis.

Evidence of academic achievement in the last five years will be required.

The application closing date is 19 December 2014 and all applications who meet the initial criteria above will be considered after this date. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in February and March.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6.5W, 6.5L, 6.5R, 6.5S)

  • Pearson: 64 (58 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 70% (65% in all areas)

Work Experience for Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

No work experience is required.

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