Professional Course

Assessment of the Hand and Upper Limb

Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date

September, January


11 weeks


Distance learning

Module description

During this module you will become familiar with and investigate standardised and non-standardised hand and upper limb assessments, as well as techniques for assessing hand injuries and conditions, so that you can make informed decisions regarding assessment and treatment evaluation in your hand therapy.

A commonly expressed concern amongst hand therapists is the limited knowledge of and use of standardised hand assessments, in order to reliably and validly evaluate practice. This module will assist in meeting the requirements of the NHS to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of interventions and expand hand therapy knowledge base.

This module is distance learning (online with work-based activities). Tutorial support is provided via telephone, email or online.

Who this course is for 

This module is aimed at occupational therapists and physiotherapists who have an interest in understanding assessment techniques of the hand and upper limb.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

You’ll need to hold:

Fees and funding

If you are funding your own study, the module price will be confirmed shortly.

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