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The award
MSc

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
January

International course fees
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About Hand Therapy at University of Derby

  • This is the only distance learning MSc Hand Therapy course in the UKwhich offers the flexibility to study from home on a part time basis
  • Incorporates modules which, upon completion, enable you to apply to theBritish 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.

You'll be fully supported by our knowledgeable academic team, who will help you with your studies by email, phone, online or face to face tutorials. You'll have the option of attending additional study days on campus to meet with tutors, network with peers and advance your study skills. Although this is a distance learning course, the optional Hand Therapy in Practice module involves a practical week on campus in Derby. As well as developing your skills, it will also give you the opportunity to meet your peers and share knowledge and best practice.

You can choose to study an individual module as a standalone course as part of your continuing professional development, so you only need to study areas that are relevant to you if you'd rather not commit to the full course.

If you successfully complete specific modules, you'll be eligible to apply to the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) for accreditation as a BAHT accredited hand therapist provided you have completed the required clinical hours or as an Associate Member accredited hand therapist, if you have completed the clinical hours required by BAHT outside the UK.

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study find out
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You'll usually need;

  • an undergraduate degree (at least 2:2)or adiploma in occupational therapy or physiotherapy, or an equivalent qualification;
  • an English Language GCSE grade C or equivalent
  • If English is not your first language you will need to hold IELTS 6.5
  • You'll also need to currently work in theclinical field of hand therapy

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