MSc Occupational Therapy

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MSc Occupational Therapy

University of East Anglia
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Why choose to study for an MSc degree in Occupational Therapy?

When you study Occupational Therapy at UEA you are choosing an exciting and rewarding caring profession that focuses on developing extraordinary partnerships with people and helping to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.

Occupational therapists view people as occupational beings. People are intrinsically active and creative, needing to engage in a balanced range of activities in their daily lives in order to maintain health and wellbeing. People shape, and are shaped by, their experiences and interactions with their environments. They create identity and meaning through what they do and have the capacity to transform…

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Why choose to study for an MSc degree in Occupational Therapy?

When you study Occupational Therapy at UEA you are choosing an exciting and rewarding caring profession that focuses on developing extraordinary partnerships with people and helping to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.

Occupational therapists view people as occupational beings. People are intrinsically active and creative, needing to engage in a balanced range of activities in their daily lives in order to maintain health and wellbeing. People shape, and are shaped by, their experiences and interactions with their environments. They create identity and meaning through what they do and have the capacity to transform themselves through premeditated and autonomous action. The purpose of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to fulfil, or to work towards fulfilling, their potential as occupational beings. Occupational therapists promote function, quality of life and the realisation of potential in people who are experiencing occupational deprivation, imbalance or alienation. They believe that activity can be an effective medium for remediating dysfunction, facilitating adaptation and recreating identity.

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who are experiencing physical, mental and social difficulties and learning disabilities. Recently occupational therapists have begun to work in non-statutory settings, such as with homeless people and asylum seekers, seeking to enable individuals and communities to establish ways of living that are personally meaningful and sustainable.

Occupational therapists work as members of interdisciplinary and inter-agency teams in a range of different settings including hospitals, community health and social care services, industry, schools, prisons, individual homes, voluntary agencies and private practice. They work with others including carers and planners of social opportunity and change.

Occupational Therapy training at the UEA – a life-changing career

The whole programme adopts an enquiry-based learning ethos focused on student-centred independent learning, problem solving and decision making, which will be facilitated over the two years of the programme. There will be an evolving level of complexity; from engaging with straightforward case scenarios that develop baseline theoretical and therapeutic understandings, through to complex scenarios addressing service development needs.

Integral to the programme are the Practice placements where students will undertake 1 Level 2 (7 week) block in year 1 and 1 level 3 (7 week) block and 1 level 3 (8 week) block in Year 2. The placements are be non-M level aspects of the Professional Practice modules with a Pass/Fail mark and with level 1, 2 and 3 outcomes.

The first year Occupational Therapy Professional Practice M62X module focuses on the central theme of occupation. It supports the students’ in learning the core principles, knowledge and skills of occupational therapy for practising in current contexts. This will ensure that students are able to engage in professional practice as students. The module is structured around the human experience of occupation, deepening understanding of this concept through the module, beginning with the relationship between occupation and well being and moving through to facilitating occupation. This understanding will be informed by relevant biopsychosocial theory covered in the Human Sciences module, supported by the exploration of the evidence base in the Research 1 module and complementary to a developing sense of professionalism (professional development module). Learning will be contextualised in contemporary and emerging health, social and community environments.

Professional Development M63X module will frontload academic writing skills, critical appraisal skills, journal club activities, team working, professional communication, and presentation skills. In Year 1, professional development learning will inform the EBL trigger material and in Year 2, once the foundation learning has been achieved, professional development will be fully incorporated into the professional practice modules.

The first year Research M64X module aims to ensure that students are able to engage with the evidence base for their professional practice to become confident consumers of research evidence and incorporating the evidence base into their professional practice. They will have sufficient experience of research methods to carry out research or audit in clinical or academic environments.

The content of the Human Sciences M65X module addresses the foundation anatomical, physiological, sociological and psychological sciences. The learning will be closely aligned to professional practice and so the learning will be applied through EBL activities

The second year Occupational Therapy Professional Practice M67X continues to focus on the central theme of occupation. The module draws upon the student’s use of CPD tools, quality measures and service development tools, critical enquiry, research methodology and evidence based practice to promote advanced clinical reasoning and creative management strategies for clients in a variety of clinical setting. The students practice placement settings will provide, through negotiation with health trusts, social care services and other providers, opportunities to experience a wide range of settings developing transferable clinical, reflective and managerial skills to prepare them to for the modern health and social care setting

On completion of the Research 2 M68X module students will be equipped to contribute to a culture of enquiry within their profession and more widely in health and social care. They will have direct experience of the design and delivery of research so that they can make a significant contribution to developing and potentially delivering the research agenda.


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Entry Requirements Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent Alternative Qualifications: The University will also consider applications from applicants with current registration as a health professional with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body Special Entry Requirements: You must have graduated within the last 10 years Entry Requirement

In order to study on the MSc Occupational Therapy course, applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution.

You must also have a strong profile of secondary qualifications in arts and sciences (A-level or equivalent). Our admissions criteria also include requirements such as: a clear understanding of the chosen profession; a broad range of relevant work shadowing; an interest in people and a strong academic attainment.

It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.

International students

We have a number of places available to applications from students outside the UK/EU for Occupational Therapy. The School of Allied Health Professions offers a high quality educational experience for international postgraduates. Potential international candidates need to be able to demonstrate the high academic credentials required for the course, as well as good English Language qualifications; IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5 and an understanding of the NHS and of healthcare in the UK. All candidates are required to attend UEA for interview wherever possible, although for international students, alternative arrangements such as online interviewing would be considered if required.

The pre-registration courses offered in the school of Allied Health Professions are approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and after successfully completing an accredited pre-registration programme such as ours you must apply to register with the HCPC in order to work as a registered healthcare professional in the UK. This course equips you with the skills necessary to practise as a physiotherapist both internationally and in the UK. International students who complete the course will be eligible to apply to the HCPC.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English.

To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English.

Our minimum entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 100 overall with a minimum of 20 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 21 in Writing, and 22 in Speaking)
  • Pearson (PTE): 70 overall with a minimum of 62 in all components.

All test scores must be less than two years old.

Interviews

Interviews for candidates shortlisted for our February 2014 intake will take place on the afternoons of 12th June and 3rd July 2013.

We regret that Telephone/Skype interviews are not possible for this course.

Special Entry Requirements

Places on this course are subject to police (CRB) and occupational health checks.

Intakes

The start date for Occupational Therapy MSc is in February. There is no September intake.

The deadline for us to receive complete applications is 1st June each year, but it is recommended that applications are submitted well before this date to ensure we receive all references and other documents by the deadline.

Alternative Qualifications

Applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements are welcome to contact the Admissions Office for advice.

When you study in the School of Allied Health Professions (AHP) you will receive both an academic and a practice based education which is second to none. We are very proud of our innovative teaching methods and the passion and dedication of our staff will inspire you to be the best you can be.

Students have told us our courses are professionally dynamic and personally transforming. That’s because our approach is creative, challenging and engaging. The course includes the following elements:
  • Interagency Learning – You will meet up with students from other health-related disciplines to exchange knowledge, practice and ideas. You will also have the unique opportunity of working with other community partners.
  • Research – The teaching staff are continually involved in research, which means you will benefit from their knowledge of the very latest practices and techniques, and will work in partnership with them in this research.
  • Supportive Culture – Teaching groups are small, which encourages a close-knit student body and a supportive learning culture. You will be assigned your own personal adviser who will be there every step of the way to guide you through the course, both academically and professionally.
  • Practice Development Placement – You will have the opportunity s part of your programme to develop theory-practice links outside of our normal placement provision; including possible placements outside the UK.
This interactive and highly effective method of teaching means that AHP is continually recognised for its excellence and ranks highly in both student surveys and league tables:
  • For five years running UEA has been placed in the top five universities in the UK for student satisfaction.
  • Times Higher Education (2011) ranked UEA 3rd in the country for student experience.
  • Our Occupational Therapy team is top in the UK for student satisfaction.

The University of East Anglia is a fantastic place to study and has a unique atmosphere. You will love being here; learning, and making lasting friendships. Studying in the School of Allied Health Professions will ensure you fulfill your full potential and get the best possible start in your chosen career.

Fees and Funding

Eligible students residing in the UK will not pay tuition fees; these will be covered by the NHS. In addition eligible students will normally receive a small non-means tested NHS Grant, currently £1,000 per annum, and may apply for a means tested Bursary. Eligibility for bursaries is at the discretion of the NHS Business Services Authority.

Further information is available from:

The Department of Health
The NHS Student Grants Unit
200 – 220 Broadway
Fleetwood
Lancashire
FY7 8SS

Email: enquiries@nhspa.gov.uk.

http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/816.aspx

Tuition fees for International Students.for the academic year 2013/14 are £14,500 per annum.


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