Advanced Occupational Therapy MSc Welcome Pack

Welcome to MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy 2022

This course supports continuous professional development and recognises the value of lifelong learning. You will develop and apply research critically to improve health for individuals, populations and healthcare systems. You will develop the advanced professional thinking required in contemporary settings to apply evidence to your practice, approach it innovatively and to think critically to shape current and future practice.

During the programme you will explore, debate and evaluate your understanding of occupation and its application to practice​. You will evaluate the evidence base, knowledge and drivers of your professional practice​ and critically appraise current approaches and research in clinical practice​. Through the modules you will explore the value of co-production as part of Person centred practice and evaluate the contribution of the profession to meet the needs of groups in diverse settings​. You will acquire evidence through research to critically reflect on the evidence, apply knowledge concepts and research techniques to a professional problem and make recommendations to improve clinical practice.

We look forward to welcoming you onto this programme and developing your career as an occupational therapist.

Your Programme Leader

Photo of Nicola Cumbleton, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Nicola Cumbleton

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

nicola.cumbleton4@northampton.ac.uk

Equipment and Resources

Recommended Reading:

  • Hitch, D. & Pepin, G. (2021) Doing, being, becoming and belonging at the heart of occupational therapy: An analysis of theoretical ways of knowing, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 28:1, 13-25.
  • Hoel, V., von Zweck, C., Ledgerd, R. & World Federation of Occupational Therapists (2021) The impact of Covid-19 for occupational therapy: Findings and recommendations of a global survey, World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin.

There are a few links included below which provide some useful information in preparing to study at the university:

Welcome Video

Watch the below video for your welcome to MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy.

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