Master Occupational Therapy - Máster en Terapia Ocupacional
Return to practice
If you are an occupational therapist wishing to return to practice after a career break, you’ll need to make sure you’re competent to do so, and be able to meet the return to practice requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
This course is designed to be studied alongside a placement, and provides a structured way to meet the requirements of the HCPC, which includes supervised practice and formal study.
You´ll need to be a qualified occupational therapist before you can start this course.
The course is designed to help you identify your unique learning needs, as everyone is unique with different skills and levels of experience. It will help you reflect on your journey so far and help you identify what you will need to do in the future, to ensure you are able to provide high quality interventions and respond to current as well as emerging health and social care needs.
You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you and guide your learning. The module will cover a range of topics including:
You will identify your current and future learning needs in relation to your practice theory development. You will increase your confidence in the use of information technology, including using digital resources to identify relevant literature and develop your reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
Competence to practice
You will familiarise yourself with the requirements of professional bodies to ensure professional competency, and reflect on your own needs to ensure you are competent to practice.
Current health and social care legislation
You will study current legislation and key drivers influencing the profession and your area of practice.
You will explore a number of aspects of clinical governance and quality assurance such as evidence-based practice and the use of outcome measures, and reflect on what this means in your clinical setting
Occupational Therapy theory
You will revisit a range of theories central to the profession such as the importance of occupation, the unique contribution of the profession, clinical reasoning and treatment models, and reflect how these are used in practice and how these might help present challenges as well as benefits.
Reflection will be central as you will use and develop this skill over the course of the module to reflect on how practice might have changed and how this guides your learning and ensures competency for current practice
Continuing Professional Development
This is an essential requirement to maintain HCPC registration so will be key as you continue your career journey. Throughout the module you will develop skills to assist you to re-enter the Occupational Therapist profession including CV writing, interview preparation, planning and professional networking.
When you have completed this course you will match the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council set out for the development of your continued professional development as an occupational therapist.