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Occupational Therapy (MSc/PgDip)


Course Description

One of the few Master’s programmes of its kind in the UK, Occupational Therapy at the School of Healthcare Sciences will develop students’ evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, increasing their practical and theoretical knowledge of occupational therapy so that they can apply these skills in the further advancement of their profession.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

• Use an analytical and problem-solving approach and show advanced skills in implementing the Occupational Therapy process
• Evaluate practice and critically appraise advances or changes in professional practice
• Develop standards of practice based on reflective thinking and problem-solving
• Initiate change and lead in the management of change and the advancement of the profession through research

Special Features:

• The opportunity for students to learn in a school that is well respected within the occupational therapy profession
• The involvement of research-active and clinical staff in programme design and delivery
• The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
• The emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas
• Flexibility of delivery, permitting graduates to pursue professional careers whilst studying part time, or to take a career break and complete on a full time basis
• The opportunity for students to work with Allied Health Professionals across a variety of disciplines and/or specialist in their own field
• Provides a sound grounding in the theory and models of the profession and occupation-focused practice.

Visit the Occupational Therapy (MSc/PgDip) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Hanan Khalil (MSc Physiotherapy)

The MSc in Physiotherapy course was a great experience for me.
I especially appreciated the method of teaching academic study to
the postgraduate students where you can improve and develop your research abilities. The supportive teaching atmosphere and the ability to access a vast collection of information from the libraries helped me greatly. My research results were accepted for presentation as a poster in a conference and I have now had a paper accepted for the Journal Physical Therapy.

(Student Profile)

Monica Busse (Physiotherapy)

"I wanted to continue with my postgraduate studies so that I can develop the necessary research skills. Doing a PhD in my particular area will help me to continue my academic and professional development. In the Research Centre for Clinical Kinaesiology (Department of Physiotherapy Education), I have found the staff to be very supportive and friendly. Cardiff is a great city to live in and the outdoor activities are an added bonus."


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC


“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility


Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

Suitable for qualified occupational therapists.To be admitted to the course students must be in possession of either a BSc honours degree in Occupational Therapy (normally 2:1 and above) or Diploma in Occupational Therapy plus 2 years practice experience

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