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:
Occupational Therapy as a career offers many opportunities to work in the health service, social services, education or the private and voluntary sector.
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.
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.
Elective Modules (one from)
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.
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.
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.
The dissertation will take the form of an extensive literature review and a journal article.
Elective (one from)
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.
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.
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.
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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)
No work experience is required.
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