Community Focused Occupational Therapy - Level 7 - 7OT500

About this module

Occupational therapists have had a key role within community provision for many years. The full impact of this has often been unrecognised, particularly the range of skills that they can and do bring to service provision.

In many cases they work on their own with limited professional support systems. Because of this, the evidence supporting their practice is often not as accessible as that which supports occupational therapists working within institutional environments.

The number of occupational therapists working in community settings is increasing and there is a need to establish firm and consistent quality services being able to inform their practice based on the evidence available.

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.

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Fact file

Which professions is this module aimed at? Occupational Therapy

Course code: - Module code: 7OT500

Start dates are usually: September, January, April

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Access critical and informed knowledge of the philosophy of integrating participation and inclusion in community living. 
  2. Evaluate and critically consider the contribution that occupational therapy can make to the provision of a quality community service 
  3. Critically analyse potential future developments.

Fees and finance

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

Self-funded CPD

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.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via distance learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk