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  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must hold a a BSc Hons or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Academic Title
    Neurological Occupational Therapy Master in Science
  • Course description
    This programme provides a unique opportunity for occupational therapists wishing to specialise in the field of neurological rehabilitation. The course aims to help senior practitioners into more specialist roles within clinical practice, research or educational environments.

    Reasons to choose Neurological Occupational Therapy MSc degree

    Expertise in Neurological Occupational Therapy: The course team have specialist knowledge and experience in neurology and neurological rehabilitation.

    Flexible Pathways: The skills gained will enable you to critically appraise and evaluate theory and practice. Research modules will equip you with the skills to evaluate current research, necessary for evidence-based practice. You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own research.

    Teaching Excellence and Commitment to Student Support: Library facilities are excellent and sufficient IT support is available if required. A professional practice module offers a unique opportunity to reflect on practice and consider in depth an aspect of neurology of special interest to you under the guidance of a personal mentor.

    Future prospects

    Transferable Skills: The course will enable you to reflect and critically appraise current practice. You could develop and consolidate skills required for clinical specialist roles and consultant therapist posts. You will gain knowledge of research methodologies and skills, which would enable you to develop a career as a researcher.

    Typical Career Paths: Through the skills you will develop, education could become an option. The course could also help you to prepare for managerial roles. Furthermore, increased personal and professional confidence could open many doors and extend the range of career options.

    Course content

    Neurological rehabilitation encompasses a wide range of disciplines, however, the focus of this course is to cover specific therapeutic issues in depth. The course supports interdisciplinary practice. All but the core Occupational Therapy module are taught jointly with students enroled on the MSc Neurological Physiotherapy course. After successful completion of these modules, you will proceed to a mentored practice module, which integrates theory and clinical practice.

    The course will enable you to develop knowledge of the theoretical concepts of neural control and the principles of neurological rehabilitation.

    The course promotes theoretical concepts and professional practice which will enable you to critically appraise current practice.

    The course content is reviewed regularly to remain responsive to current practice developments.

    Attendance for this course is flexible. You can study for one year full-time and from two to five years part-time, attending the University from as little as one afternoon and up to two days per week.

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