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MSc Neurological Occupational Therapy

Course Description


Rehabilitation of patients with neurological conditions can present unique challenges even for experienced occupational therapists. This specialist qualification will give you the best possible understanding of their needs.

The Neuroloigcal Occupational Therapy MSc provides an opportunity for occupational therapists wishing to specialise in the field of neurological rehabilitation. It also aims to help senior practitioners into more specialist roles within clinical practice, research or educational environments.


Course team have specialist knowledge and experience in neurology and neurological rehabilitation;
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 have the opportunity to conduct your own research;
by studying full-time, the professional practice module offers a unique opportunity to reflect on practice and consider in depth an aspect of neurology of special interest to you.


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 enrolled on the MSc Neurological Physiotherapy course. Depending on the mode of study, you will either undertake a professional practice module (full-time students), integrating theoretical and practical components or work-based learning module (part-time students), critically examining and advancing an area in their own professional 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.

Visit the MSc Neurological Occupational Therapy page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a BSc (Hons) degree or a diploma in Occupational Therapy from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) approved programme. Ideally, applicants will be able to demonstrate experience of practising as a qualified occupational therapist.Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration is required for MSc Neurological Occupational Therapy.

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