Course details

Module code

7OT521

Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Start date (usually)

September, January, April

Course length

12 weeks

Location

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. You’ll need an undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or diploma in occupational therapy or physiotherapy and will need to currently work in the field of hand therapy.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

You’ll need to hold:

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £700.

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: LBR scheme lbr@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 591992