Movement Observation and Analysis: Studio - Level 7 - 7TA514

About this module

This module offers the student the experience of observing and analysing movement through the Laban efforts system and Kestenberg tension flow analysis.  Movement observation and analysis will take place with reference to movement material, for example from clinical work and individual movement profiles.

The module also aims to build students’ confidence in their use of a range of movement experience and to enable them to integrate the practical, creative and theoretical aspects of the use of dance and movement as a psychotherapeutic intervention. It will promote awareness of the significance of movement and development across the life cycle and their relationship with psychotherapeutic intervention. 

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: 7TA514

Start dates are usually: September 2014 as part of our MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy course.

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

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

  • Evaluate and critically assess the role of theory and research in relation to movement observation and analysis in order to work safely and ethically.
  • Evaluate and reflect upon the significance of movement qualities through the use and understanding of personal movement profiles, movement observation and analysis of individuals and groups. 

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 module at our Derby campus, Kedleston Rd. 

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