Hand Therapy in Practice - Level 7 - 7OT523

About this module

We've developed this practically based module in collaboration with the British Association of Hand Therapists, so that you can demonstrate your experience and competence in practice.

The aim of the module is to promote professional competence within hand therapy, whilst considering the evidence base for specific aspects of practical hand therapy such as technique and modality selection.

You will study mainly by distance learning, plus one week at our Kedleston Road site.

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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Which professions is this module aimed at? Occupational Therapy

Course code: - Module code: 7OT523

Start dates are usually: April

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge and practical skills in various aspects of practical hand therapy.
  2. Demonstrate clinical reasoning for a variety of treatment techniques/interventions used in the specialist clinical field of hand therapy.
  3. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of a practical hand therapy intervention.

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 and on campus 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