Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date

September, January


3 months


Distance learning

Module description

This module will build on your knowledge of community practice and enable you to explore the concept and constructs of communities. You will explore the use of community development through the use of occupation based practice as an aspect of the public health agenda.

You will expand your understanding of the occupational nature and needs of communities and you will critically explore the influence of communities on individuals and their roles, health, occupational opportunities and restrictions.

This module is delivered by distance learning and you will be supported by a module tutor via phone, skype and/or email.

Who this course is for 

This course is for qualified occupational therapists.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees (August 2020 - July 2021)

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.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Who will teach you

Joan Howarth discussing occupational therapy education

Dr Joan Howarth
Programme leader

Joan Howarth is a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. Joan has 24 years of experience in the field of higher education. Joan is passionate about teaching the concept of occupation in addition to the fields of occupational therapy and occupational science.

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Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) +44 (0)1332 591992

If you want to find out more about studying a short course, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.