The MSc in Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) Degree programme is offered in full-time study mode over a period of two calendar years. The first year of the programme will start in January 2019.
A standard module is equivalent to 200 hours of learning and on successful completion of each module you will achieve 20 credits towards your chosen award. As a full-time student on the programme you will study 9 Theoretical Modules at SCQF Level 11 (180 credits) and 4 practice learning modules at SCQF Level 10 (80 credits), You will also undertake personal research and complete a dissertation or final project to gain 40 Credits towards your Master’s degree totalling 220 (Level 11 ) credits 80 (Level 10).
Year 1: The Developing Practitioner – The Doing and Being of Occupational Therapy
Year 1 of programme introduces you to foundations of Occupational Therapy and provides an opportunity to develop, explore and critique the core occupational concepts, contexts and skills of the profession. Furthermore it introduces you to Social Workers (SW) and Physiotherapists (PT) in addition to SW and PT students as key partners in delivering health and social care. The multi-professional student groups will learn and work together across the two years.
Applying and evaluating policy and research in practice is essential for Occupational Therapists, who are required to adopt evidence-informed practice. How policy and research impacts on practice and service provision is explored through core interprofessional modules from the outset.
There are two practice education placements in Year 1, which introduce and begin to consolidate practitioner skills.
The arrangement of core and discipline specific modules with the two practice modules prior to the commencement of academic study in Year 2, facilitates the development of practice experience, evidence-informed decision making and professional skills.
Year 2: The Capable Practitioner -Becoming and Belonging as an Occupational Therapist
Year 2 of the programme provides you with an advanced examination of the practice, philosophical underpinnings, theories and profession of Occupational Therapy. You’ will acquire mastery in critical knowledge and evaluation of key issues on professional practice as well as critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of theoretical concepts central to Occupational Therapy, from national and global perspectives. In addition, shared modules that enable an in-depth consideration of a community in the context of developing team working, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Your research experience is enhanced in Year 2 and culminates in a dissertation. There are two final practice education placements in Year 2, which enable transition into the workplace as a competent, autonomous practitioner.
General enquires regarding the MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) programme can be made to: