Assessment of the Hand and Upper Limb - Level 7 - 7OT521
About this module
During this module you will become familiar with standardised and non-standardised hand and upper limb assessments, as well as techniques for assessing hand injuries and conditions, so that you can make informed decisions regarding assessment and treatment evaluation in your hand therapy.
You will study by distance learning.
Learning Beyond Registration
Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.
Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.
Continuing Professional Development
CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.
Which professions is this module aimed at? Occupational Therapy
Course code: - Module code: 7OT521
Start dates are usually: September, January or April
Module level: Level 7
Module credits: 20 credits
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Investigate and evaluate standardised and non-standardised hand assessment methods.
- Evaluate the benefits and limitations of these methods of hand and upper limb assessment.
- Critically reflect on your own current professional practice and the use of these assessment tools.
- Critically reflect upon the content, delivery and evaluation of a Hand Therapy related teaching package.
Studying via LBR
If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr
If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.