Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Start date

September, January, April

Course length

12 weeks



Module description

This module examines existing evidence for effectiveness of hand therapy protocols and the reasons for a variety of different approaches to the treatment of hand injuries.

An understanding of the application of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the upper limb is required within hand therapy practice. Hand therapy protocols must be based on in depth understanding of medical and surgical interventions, in order to establish the authenticity of current practice and direct future research.

The aim of this module is to enable the therapist to understand and critically review the theoretical underpinnings of treatment protocols and analyse evidence for the effectiveness of existing practice, identify the need for research and implement evidence based practice in hand therapy.

Who this course is for

Occupational therapists, physiotherapists.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

2019/20 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 £800.

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

Contact us

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

Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

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