Independent Scholarship - OT - Level 7

About this module

In the current climate of todays health and social care delivery system practitioners are required to use evidence based practice. The Independent Study will give the you the opportunity to investigate in detail a chosen area of practice relevant to your profession.

The module will consolidate knowledge of the research process and methodology, and enable you to transfer these skills to investigate, critically evaluate and reflect on aspects of practice within your chosen speciality.

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

Start dates are usually: September, January, April

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 60 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of the Independent Scholarship you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a masters level of research competence through personal experience of a substantive piece of research, or through a dissertation. 
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the social, psychological, and ethical dimensions of your study. 
  3. Present a clear, written recording of the process undertaken, together with presentation of any appropriate data. 
  4. Evaluate the outcomes of inductive and/or deductive analysis with regard to the material under consideration.

 

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