Applicants will usually need:
- an undergraduate degree (at least 2:2) or a diploma in occupational therapy or physiotherapy, or an equivalent qualification;
- an English Language GCSE grade C or equivalent.
- You'll also need to currently work in the clinical field of hand therapy
Months of entry
This course is for qualified occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in the field of hand therapy.
Building on the competence you’ve already gained in your own professional practice, this course will enable you to continue learning, evaluating, maintaining and developing services for current and future hand therapy provision.
You’ll develop your ability to critically evaluate and reflect on your own practice in hand therapy while reviewing the theory that is fundamental to hand therapy. The course will help you to develop your understanding of research methods and research skills so that you feel empowered to improve your clinical practice. You’ll find that the course is flexible to suit you and fit around your other commitments.
You’ll be fully supported by our knowledgeable academic team, who will help you with your studies by email, phone, online or face to face tutorials. You’ll have the option of attending additional study days on campus to meet with tutors, network with peers and advance your study skills. Although this is a distance learning course, the optional Hand Therapy in Practice module involves a practical week on campus in Derby. As well as developing your skills, it will also give you the opportunity to meet your peers and share knowledge and best practice.
You can choose to study an individual module as a standalone course as part of your continuing professional development, so you only need to study areas that are relevant to you if you’d rather not commit to the full course.
If you successfully complete specific modules, you’ll be eligible to apply to the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) for accreditation as a BAHT accredited hand therapist provided you have completed the required clinical hours or as an Associate Member accredited hand therapist, if you have completed the clinical hours required by BAHT outside the UK.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time36-72 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0)1332 591167