MSc Evidence Based Therapy Practice
Students will register in the first instance for the Masters programme and may choose to exit the programme with either of the exit awards; Postgrad Certificate in Evidence Based Therapy Practice or Postgrad Diploma in Evidence Based Therapy Practice.
Students take modules to the value of 90 credits.
In Part 1 students take a minimum of two core modules to the value of 30 credits and elective modules to the value of 30 credits. Students take the compulsory module CT6001 (Implementing Evidence into Therapy Practice) plus one other core module. Core and elective modules will be run as prescribed by the School (and may be dependent on availability of lecturers and sufficient student registrations). Students make their selections in consultation with the Head of Programme.
In Part 2 students complete a research dissertation to the value of 30 credits which must be specific to the student's area of practice. All students will be allocated a superviser appropriate for their research area or the discipline related to their study. Students take 90 credits as follows:
Core Modules Students take a minimum of 30 credits i.e. two modules as follows:
- CT6001 Implementing Evidence in Healthcare Practice (15 credits) compulsory
- CT6000 Research Methodologies (15 credits) or
- CT6005 Thinking, Reasoning and Reflecting (15 credits) or
- CT6006 Educating for Practice (15 credits)
Elective Modules *Students normally take 30 credits i.e. two modules as follows:
- CT6002 Interprofessional Education in Healthcare Settings (15 credits)
- CT6003 Therapeutic Relationships for Professional Practice (15 credits)
- CT6004 Independent Study (15 credits)
- CT6007 Advanced Assessment of Spinal Dysfunction in Physiotherapy (15 credits)
- CT6008 Dysphagia, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing (15 credits)
- CT6009 Advanced Management of Spinal Dysfunction in Physiotherapy (15 credits)
- OT6011 Occupational Science (15 credits)
- SL6012 Current Issues in Language Impairment (15 credits)
- SL6013 The Lexicon and Language Acquisition (15 credits)
- SL6014 Instrumental Measures of Speech Production and Language Processing (15 credits)
*Note: One other practice related 15 credit module, agreed with the Head of Programme, may be substituted in lieu of one of the option modules. This may be unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary and may be taken from another UCC Department or another University. This 15 credit module must be equivalent in level and credit rating. Students pay the other University directly and obtain a transcript of their academic study marks from that University. This transcript will be included in the student's overall profile.
- CT6016 Research Dissertation (30 credits)
Module descriptions for each of the above are contained in the http://www.ucc.ie/modules/
Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence Based Therapy Practice: Upon successful completion of two modules to the value of 30 credits (15 credits from a core module) students may opt not to proceed with the programme and may be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence Based Therapy Practice.
Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Therapy Practice: Upon successful completion of four modules to the value of 60 credits (30 credits from the core modules) students may opt not to proceed with the programme and may be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Therapy Practice. Note: one of the 15 credit option modules in the chosen discipline may be taken from another UCC Department or another University.
Individual Modules: As part of UCC's commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), therapists from the three stated professions may take a one-off module and be provided with a relevant transcript of marks.
Entry Requirements: The MSc is offered to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists. Candidates must have:
- A primary degree professional qualification in Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy or Physiotherapy
- The equivalent professional qualification* with two years practice experience.
*Occupational Therapists: Applicants must have a professional qualification from a school approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
*Physiotherapists: Applicants must have the necessary qualification to be eligible to be a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
*Speech and Language Therapists: Applicants must have the necessary professional qualification to be eligible to be a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapist (IASLT).
All candidates will be interviewed.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent
How to Apply: Application is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc All required documentation must be sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.
Closing Date for Applications: If you want to apply for the full MSc (being 5 modules), the Diploma (being 4 modules) or the Cert (being 2 modules) then you must apply by 5th October before Term 1 begins. If you only want to apply for 1 CPD Module then you can apply in Term 2 by 7th January each year (this CPD Module can be carried forward towards the Cert, Dip or MSc).
Further Information: Ms. Clare O'Sullivan (Lecturer) 021-4901545 email@example.com or Ms. Kerry Murphy (Dept Administrator) 021-4901569 firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Brookfield Health Sciences Complex University College Cork College Road Cork
College of Medicine and Health PAC Course Code: CKX15 Qualification: MSc Duration: One year (12 months) full-time or two years part-time
EU Fees: The Fee for this course is calculated on a modular basis and the fee for 2012/2013 is €1,235 per module.