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This course is for qualified occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in the field of hand therapy. It is the only distance learning MSc Hand Therapy course in the UK which offers the flexibility to study from home on a part time basis.Course descriptionThis is the only distance learning MSc Hand Therapy course in the UK which offers the flexibility to study from home on a part time basisIncorporates modules which, upon completion, enable you to apply to the British Association of
This course is for qualified occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in the field of hand therapy. It is the only distance learning MSc Hand Therapy course in the UK which offers the flexibility to study from home on a part time basis.
This is the only distance learning MSc Hand Therapy course in the UK which offers the flexibility to study from home on a part time basis
Incorporates modules which, upon completion, enable you to apply to the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) for accreditation as a BAHT accredited hand therapist or Associate Member accredited hand therapist (provided you have completed the required clinical hours)
Enables you to disseminate evidence-based practice and identify areas of practice for development
Enables flexible study.
This course is for qualified occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in the field of hand therapy.
Building on the competence you’ve already gained in your own professional practice, this course will enable you to continue learning, evaluating, maintaining and developing services for current and future hand therapy provision.
You’ll develop your ability to critically evaluate and reflect on your own practice in hand therapy while reviewing the theory that is fundamental to hand therapy. The course will help you to develop your understanding of research methods and research skills so that you feel empowered to improve your clinical practice. You’ll find that the course is flexible to suit you and fit around your other commitments.
To remain registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, it's now essential that all health professionals can show they're committed to life-long learning and continued professional development. Taking this course is a great way of showing this. To get a post in the NHS as a Clinical Specialist, Extended Scope Practitioner or Consultant Therapist, you'll often need to have studied at Masters Level. So this course should help you develop your career.
After completing the PG Diploma or Masters stage of the course you could apply for a place on the Doctor of Health and Social Care Practice which will enable you to develop as a clinical and professional leader in your workplace.
This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
Students need to have an undergraduate degree (at least 2:2) or a diploma in occupational therapy or physiotherapy, or an equivalent qualification; an English Language GCSE grade C or equivalent. They will also need to currently work in the clinical field of hand therapy.
Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities.
Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in many subjects, as well as alternative January starts for some courses.
The city of Derby is a vibrant urban hub in the East Midlands, and is packed with activities and services ranging from culture to clubs, shopping to sport.