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Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc

Course Details

Course Code: MSOCTHTFAD

Available: Full- Time

Duration: 2 Years

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Contact(s):

Name:
School of Allied Health
Email:
SchoolAlliedHealth@ul.ie

Brief Description

This innovative programme is an opportunity for honours graduates to pursue studies leading to a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy. The two-year, full-time course is a timely and appropriate route for graduates, as it builds on their educational and work experiences to date. The programme is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and accredited by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland and this programme is approved by CORU.

The application system for this programme has changed please note new entry requirements.

        Programmes Specific FAQs

The MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification ) programme is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and accredited by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
The MSc in Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) offered at the University of Limerick is the first Graduate Entry Masters programme in Ireland. The course was developed in response to the Bacon Report recommendation that graduate entry options for this programme be explored. This innovative programme is an opportunity for honours graduates to pursue studies leading to a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy. The two-year, full-time course is a timely and appropriate route for graduates, as it recognises their educational and work experiences to date.

Programme Aims

The MSc in Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) aims to develop graduates who are able to:

  • Demonstrate how the relationship between person, occupation and environment is integral to health and well being
  • Design and implement innovate, responsive and evidence-based practice/services
  • Establish therapeutic relationships with diverse populations
  • Employ the principles of client centred practice
  • Engage in clinical reasoning to enable the OT process across a range of practice contexts
  • Collaborate with clients, colleagues and communities
  • Explain the theoretical underpinnings of OT practice to a range of audiences
  • Engage in continuing professional development
  • Critique and apply evidence to practice
  • Advocate for occupational justice within systems
Year 1 Year 2
Semester 1
  • OT6111 The Anatomy and Physiology of Human Performance
  • OT6091 Occupational Therapy Approaches to Problems in Human Performance
  • OT6051 Science of Occupation
  • PR6031 Preparation for Practice
  • OT6042 (OT6012) Occupational Development through the Lifespan
Semester 4
  • OT6201 Person Occupation Environment 2
  • CT6041 Research Project 2
  • OT6101 Occupation in Context
  • OT6301 Practice Education 3 (8 wks)
     

 

Semester 2 
  • OT6081 Practice Education 1 (4 wks)
  • OT6062 Person-Occupation-Environment1
  • OT6052 Sociology of Health and Illness for Occupational Therapy
  • OT6032 Seminar in Professional Practice Issues
  • ES6002 Research Methods for Education and Health Sciences
Semester 5
  • CT6042 Innovation in Management for Health and Social Care
  • CT6052 Engaging through Complexity
  • CT6032 Research Project 3
  • OT6082 Practice Education 4 (9 wks)
Semester 3 (Summer)
  • OT6083 Practice Education 2 (8 wks)
  • CT6023 Research Project 1
  • OT6072 Lifestyle Redesign through Occupation

 

 

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

*Please note: Entry requirements below are subject to Academic Council approval.

Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or a postgraduate degree (Level 9 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). The type of previous undergraduate degree awarded is not a limiting factor in terms of eligibility.

Candidates may apply to this programme in the final semester of an undergraduate programme and must produce evidence that all requirements for postgraduate study are met by the end of June in the year that the programme commences.  Once all standard requirements are met for postgraduate applications at UL, the HPAT (Health Professions Admission Test- Ireland) will be used as the sole instrument to select students for this programme. 

Candidates applying to the MSc Occupational Therapy programme in UL must register for HPAT-Ireland + Written Component (Registration fee €160).
HPAT Ireland Exam Dates: TBC  Check website  https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/ Please note your CAO number is not required for registration for the HPAT
Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements* of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist applicants as deemed necessary.

Successful completion of the Garda clearance  process, Health Screening & Vaccinations Certification and CPR certification are programme requirements for this degree programme. Health Screening/Vaccination Certificates will incur costs to the student.

Applications must include;

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    AND
    • English language competency certificate

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  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

For international candidates the International Student Admissions Test; ISAT will be used to select candidates.  ISAT exam dates:  there are many exam dates from March to January each year.  Applicants must have sat the exam by 31st January in year of which they wish to apply.  Check the ISAT website at https://isat.acer.edu.au/

Immunisations

A number of vaccinations are required in order to attend placement at clinical sites. All MSc Occupational Therapy students are responsible for ensuring they have the appropriate vaccinations prior to commencement of the program. The Department of Clinical Therapies University of Limerick does not cover the cost of vaccinations.

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Graduates will be qualified to practice in Ireland and eligible for registration in other parts of the world. You will be able to work in a diverse range of environments including schools, hospitals and community settings.