Occupational Therapy - Professional Qualification

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 upon their educational and work experiences to date. The programme has approval from the Irish Association of Occupational Therapists and CORU.

This Programme is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and the Irish Association of Occupational Therapists

Entry requirements

*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.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1
• Enquiry in Healthcare 1
• The Anatomy & Physiology of Human Performance
• Occupational Therapy Approaches to Problems in Human Performance
• Science of Occupation
• Preparation for Practice Education (PPP1)
• Occupational Development Through the Lifespan

Semester 2
• Person-Occupation-Environment 1
• Sociology of Health & Illness for Occupational Therapy
• Seminar in Professional Practice Issues
• Research Methods for Education & Health Sciences
• Practice Education 1 (4 weeks)

Semester 3
• Lifestyle Redesign through Occupation
• Practice Education 2
• Research Project 1

Year 2

Semester 4
• Practice Education 3
• Person-Occupation-Environment 2
• Research Project 2
• Occupation in Context

Semester 5
• Education Practice 4
• Engaging through Complexity
• Research Project 3
• Innovation in Management for Health and Social Care

Duration

2 years full-time.

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Graduate Profile
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.

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  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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