Hand Injuries and Conditions: Mechanisms and Interventions - Level 7 - 7OT522
About this module
You will develop your understanding of the theory (including anatomy and physiology) behind treatment protocols and analyse evidence for the effectiveness of existing practice. You'll identify the need for research and implement evidence based practice in hand therapy. You will choose whether to focus on hand injuries or conditions.
This module is available at either 20 or 40 credits. 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: 7OT522
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:
- Critically evaluate current variations in hand therapy protocols for hand Injuries and/or conditions.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the application of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the upper limb.
- Critically analyse how medical or surgical interventions and psychological status impact on hand therpay protocals and the progress of the client during rehabilition.
- Identify areas of limited evidence base practice and formulate protocols for current therapy based on theory and research.
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.