MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Occupational Performance and Mental Health)

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  • Objectives
    You'll develop your ability to drive practice forward in the mental health field where service users have issues of occupational dysfunction. You'll attain a high level of autonomy and clinical decision-making skills to apply to your clinical practice. There is an emphasis on reflection, presenting information and critical evaluation which will extend your knowledge and therapy skills to a specialist level.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should be registered healthcare professionals with an honours degree (2.2 classification or above).
  • Academic title
    MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Occupational Performance and Mental Health)
  • Course description
    Course structure
    Core modules focus upon evidence-based practice and research. Specialist modules address diverse clinical and practice issues in occupational performance and mental health. You'll have the opportunity to carry out an independent research study.

    Typically graduates become advanced practitioners/extended scope practitioners specialising in working with individuals around occupational performance and occupational dysfunction.

    MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Occupational Performance and Mental Health)

    This course is aimed at meeting the development needs of therapists in mental health.

    Core modules include:

    Designing Research Projects
    This module will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to design and manage relevant quantitative and qualitative research projects.


    This module enables you to complete an independent research project. You can discuss areas of interest with an allocated supervisor.

    Evidence-based Practice
    The evidence-based practice module develops skills in studying at master’s level, enabling you to make the transition to postgraduate study. It also introduces you to the key concept of evidence-based practice within a health and social care setting. Throughout the module you will develop practical skills in searching literature, critically evaluating and managing change. You will be able to focus these skills to your own specialist area of practice within the assignment.

    Specialist modules include:

    Advancing Practice in Mental Health & Occupational Performance

    This module will advance your practice skills as a mental health practitioner dealing with occupational performance issues. You will examine models and approaches, research evidence and accounts of good practice in your own practice area.

    Contemporary Developments in Occupation & Mental Health
    This module is an opportunity to explore the contemporary face of mental health in your occupation. You will examine current working issues in your own practice area.

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