Short courses
Health & Social Care

Facilitating the Future Development of Occupational Therapy Services

University Certificate in Professional Development:

This award has been designed to allow you to draw previous knowledge from practice into a functional and practical project, demonstrating initiative, insight, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking.

Course information

Part-time

  • 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of seminar

More part-time details

  • 40 Credits, Degree Level
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1500

Contact details

Further information

The award enable you to:

  • consolidate and draw together previous learning
  • promote the development of the necessary skills to compile the evidence base into a formal proposal and scientific poster
  • encourage and support the development of initiative, insight, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking.

Award content includes:

  • business and service improvement proposals
  • data presentation
  • ethics
  • presentation and selling skills
  • primary research proposals
  • secondary research proposals
  • supporting staff to participate in change at work.

Teesside University Middlesbrough Campus.

How you learn

The award begins with a series of hour long lectures in the first term, supported by hour long seminars. In term two there are hour long seminars and negotiated tutorial time. You need to allocate time for your self-directed study and you are allocated a project supervisor from whom you receive support in the form of tutorials.

You undertake a formative assessment in the form of a discussion via the on-line discussion board and receive feedback from your project supervisor and your peers.

The summative assessment is in two parts. Part one is a 7,000 word assignment from one of the following options:

  • a research proposal – either a literature based or primary research proposal
  • a business proposal – making a case for a new occupational therapy service
  • a service improvement proposal – determining developments to an existing service for occupational therapy.

For the second part of the assessment you are required to produce a scientific poster, representing the work undertaken in part one of the assessment and you defend this poster in a 15minute presentation (10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions).

You need to pass both assessments in order to successfully complete the module.

Career opportunities

Undertaking this award should help to build your confidence in undertaking your own research or in developing business or service improvement plans. All of these skills are relevant and useful in the workplace and contribute to your continual professional development.

Entry requirements

You should have a diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy.

Course information

Part-time

  • 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of seminar

More part-time details

  • 40 Credits, Degree Level
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1500

Contact details

Further information