Our MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy course will allow you to develop and enhance your professional practice.
You are a qualified occupational therapist who wishes to take your professional knowledge and skills to an advanced level of practice in order to enhance your career prospects and extend your perspective on professional practice.
The University of Northampton boasts one of the longest established Occupational Therapy Schools in the UK and has a very highly regarded professional reputation. The course will be delivered by University staff and a range of external speakers, bringing their own experience and current research to your learning. University staff have extensive experience of international teaching and learning and offer a structured international induction including diagnostic assessment, online and face to face support. The course will encourage you to develop a critical, research and evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day professional practice and evidence-based decisions. Current issues within occupational therapy practice will be considered critically and explored in relation to occupational science.
You will study six compulsory modules, one of which is a Professional research project, plus one designated module that you will choose from a selection.
Full-time delivery of the MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy is over one calendar year. The part-time route can be studied over up to 4.5 years and therefore tailor to your needs and other commitments.
-Research Methods: Philosophy and Study Design
-Rehab and Recovery
-Implementing Innovative Change in Practice
-Valuing Professional Experience
-The Stroke Journey
-Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations
-Living with Cancer and Beyond Cancer
-Physical Healthcare of Older Adults
-Working with Older Adults: Mental Wellbeing
-Advanced Dementia Care
-Enabling Others in Mentoring, Practice Teaching and Assessment
-Assessing and Managing Risk in Child Protection
-Working with Complex Parenting Behaviour
-Planning and Supporting Permanence
Module information is subject to validation for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
The course begins in September each year and takes approximately 12 months to complete full-time. Part-time route can be studied up to 4.5 years and therefore tailor to your needs and other commitments. You will attend lectures, seminars and workshops throughout three taught trimesters with a period of supported independent study in trimester three whilst you complete your Professional Project. You will have the support of an allocated supervisor that practices within your specialist area throughout the duration of the course.
A range of assessment strategies are used on this course to develop your critical thinking and the way you apply theory to your practice setting. Typical assessment methods include essays, case studies, critical reflections and presentations.
This award can be configured through module choices and personal tutor guidance to focus your career development, occupational therapy practice, management, research and education.
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Clinical neuropsychiatry considers mental disorders from a neurological standpoint. It is an exciting and developing area of study.
Our new MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry will allow students to develop the skills and knowledge required to specialise in neuropsychiatry as a clinician or academic. We welcome biomedical and psychology graduates, as well as psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists onto the course.
You will gain training in the key scientific and clinical aspects of clinical Neuropsychiatry and related research. The course offers a strong clinical element, including practical experience of clinical assessment and management through clinical placements.
Students will have unrivalled access to international experts (both clinical and non-clinical) across the spectrum of clinical and basic sciences relevant to neuropsychiatry.
All taught modules except Research Methods and Statistics (240 hours)
Research Methods and Statistics (227 hours)
Research project (600 hours)
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.
Examination (55%) | Coursework (30%)| Practical (15%)
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Upon completion, you will have a solid understanding of the concepts, theories and practicalities, which are relevant to clinical neuropsychiatry. The programme will prepare you for a career in neuropsychiatry, or will serve as professional development to enhance your current career as a clinician or policy maker. Other course graduates may go on to conduct further full-time study in an academic research environment (e.g. PhD) or in a taught clinical programme (e.g. Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) or gain employment in an academic, clinical or pharmaceutical organisation.