Doctor Of Occupational Therapy

Full-time DOccT

Full-time route

Year 1
Students take 90 credits as follows:

Core Modules
Students take 50 credits as follows:

CT6001 Implementing evidence in therapy practice (15 credits)
OT7001 Knowledge utilisation in practice (10 credits)
CT6002 Interprofessional education in healthcare settings (15 credits)
OT7002 Professional reasoning in practice (10 credits)

Students undertake work on the thesis with a notional workload to the equivalence of 40 credits (i.e. 800-1200 hours). Typically at this stage of the thesis the student will conduct a literature review or other relevant research to scope the nature of the research proposal.

Year 2
Students take 90 credits as follows:

Students complete 40 credits from one of the following groups:

Group 1
CT6006 Educating for Professional Practice (15 credits)
OT7003 Learning together, working together (5 credits)
CT6004 Independent Study (15 credits)
OT7004 Specialism applied to practice (5 credits)

or

Group 2
CT6006 Educating for Professional Practice (15 credits)
OT7003 Learning together, working together (5 credits)
OT6011 Occupational Science (15 credits)
OT7005 Human Occupation and Health (5 credits)

or

Group 3
OT6011 Occupational Science (15 credits)
OT7005 Human Occupation and Health (5 credits)
CT6004 Independent Study (15 credits)
OT7004 Specialism applied to practice (5 credits)

Students undertake work on the thesis with a notional workload to the equivalence of 50 credits (i.e. 1000-1500 hours). Typically at this stage of the thesis the student will be developing their research methodology, seeking ethical approval if required, and commencing more detailed research and writing.

Year 3

Students undertake work on the thesis with a notional workload to the equivalence of 90 credits (i.e. 1800-2700 hours). Typically at this stage of the thesis the student will be completing their research and writing up their thesis for presentation for examination by viva voce. The thesis shall comprise 40-50,000 words.

MOccT (Master of Occupational Therapy)
In exceptional circumstances and with permission of the Professor of Occupational Therapy and College of Medicine & Health, the student may exit from the programme after successful completion of 90 credits, (normally for the taught modules) and be awarded a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOccT).

In certain circumstances, students who have successfully completed taught modules to the value of at least 50 credits and who have made good initial progress in their research, but do not wish to continue the programme, may, in consultation with the Programme Director or Professor of Occupational Therapy, opt to write up their research as a minor thesis (OT7007) to the value of 40 credits, at NFQ Level 9, for consideration of the award of MOccT on the basis of a total credit of 90 credits. This will be agreed on a case-by-case basis and with the prior approval of the Programme Director or Professor of Occupational Therapy.

How to Apply:  Application is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc 

To view the content of the above Modules: http://www.ucc.ie/modules/

 

College of Medicine and Health     PAC Course Code: CKZ63     Qualification: DOccT     Duration: Three years full-time 

Part-time DOccT

Part-time route

Year 1
Students take 45 credits as follows:

Students select modules to the value of 25 credits from the following:

either
CT6001 Implementing evidence in therapy practice (15 credits)
and
OT7001 Knowledge utilisation in practice (10 credits)
or
CT6002 Interprofessional education in healthcare settings (15 credits)
and
OT7002 Professional reasoning in practice (10 credits)

Students undertake work on the thesis with a notional workload to the equivalence of 20 credits (i.e. 400-600 hours). Typically at this stage of the thesis the student will commence a literature review or other relevant research to scope the nature of the research proposal.

Year 2
Students take 45 credits as follows:

Students select modules to the value of 25 credits from the following (not already taken in Year 1):

either
CT6001 Implementing evidence in therapy practice (15 credits)
and
OT7001 Knowledge utilisation in practice (10 credits)
or
CT6002 Interprofessional education in healthcare settings (15 credits)
and
OT7002 Professional reasoning in practice (10 credits)

Students undertake work on the thesis with a notional workload to the equivalence of 20 credits (i.e. 400-600 hours). Typically at this stage of the thesis the student will conduct a literature review or other relevant research to scope the nature of the research proposal.

Year 3
Students take 45 credits as follows:

Students select modules to the value of 20 credits from one of the following groups:

Group 1
CT6006 Educating for Professional Practice (15 credits)
OT7003 Learning together, working together (5 credits)

or

Group 2
OT6011 Occupational Science (15 credits)
OT7005 Human Occupation and Health (5 credits)

or

Group 3
CT6004 Independent Study (15 credits)
OT7004 Specialism applied to practice (5 credits)

Students undertake work on the thesis with a notional workload to the equivalence of 25 credits (i.e. 500-750 hours). Typically at this stage of the thesis the student will be developing their research methodology, seeking ethical approval if required, and commencing more detailed research and writing.

Year 4
Students take 45 credits as follows:

Students select modules to the value of 20 credits from one of the following groups (not already taken in Year 3):

Group 1
CT6006 Educating for Professional Practice (15 credits)
OT7003 Learning together, working together (5 credits)

or

Group 2
OT6011 Occupational Science (15 credits)
OT7005 Human Occupation and Health (5 credits)

or

Group 3
CT6004 Independent Study (15 credits)
OT7004 Specialism applied to practice (5 credits)

Students undertake work on the thesis with a notional workload to the equivalence of 25 credits (i.e. 500-750 hours). Typically at this stage of the thesis the student will be developing their research methodology, seeking ethical approval if required, and commencing more detailed research and writing.

Years 5 and 6

Students undertake work on the thesis with a notional workload to the equivalence of 90 credits over the two years (i.e. 1800-2700 hours). Typically at this stage of the thesis the student will be completing their research and writing up their thesis for presentation for examination by viva voce. The thesis shall comprise 40-50,000 words.

MOccT (Master of Occupational Therapy)
In exceptional circumstances and with permission of the Professor of Occupational Therapy and College of Medicine & Health, the student may exit from the programme after successful completion of 90 credits, (normally for the taught modules) and be awarded a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOccT).

In certain circumstances, students who have successfully completed taught modules to the value of at least 50 credits and who have made good initial progress in their research, but do not wish to continue the programme, may, in consultation with the Programme Director or Professor of Occupational Therapy, opt to write up their research as a minor thesis (OT7007) to the value of 40 credits, at NFQ Level 9, for consideration of the award of MOccT on the basis of a total credit of 90 credits. This will be agreed on a case-by-case basis and with the prior approval of the Programme Director or Professor of Occupational Therapy.

How to Apply:  Application is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc 

College of Medicine and Health     PAC Course Code: CKZ64     Qualification: DOccT     Duration: Six years part-time

Doctor of Occupational Therapy [D.Occ. T.]

OVERVIEW:

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Doc. Occ. T.) is a Three year full-time programme with a combination of contact and self-directed learning (a part-time route is available).It is aimed at occupational therapists who are working in all practice areas and who wish to incorporate research into their work.The Doc. Occ. T. provides a structured learning environment in which to pursue Doctoral study.This involves two years of taught modules followed by two years conducting independent research.

There is a choice of modules that a candidate may choose from.Each candidate must have focus for their complete doctoral study e.g. continuous professional development, cultural awareness: (a specific practice focus) occupational science, sensory integration etc. Each module will therefore use this focus through all the four modules and the doctoral thesis.

The programme provides participants with the opportunity to acquire competency as an autonomous researcher, gaining a deeper understanding of theoretical frameworks underpinning occupational science and occupational therapy.

There is a particular emphasis in the programme on creating new knowledge bases on which to build future practice.

What will I be studying:

Programme Requirements:  Students take 270 credits as follows;

Entry Requirements:

The DOccT is offered to Occupational Therapists. Candidates must have:

  1. a professional qualification from a school approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
  2. a post-professional Masters Degree in a professionally related subject (not a professional entry level Masters Degree)
    or
    a 1st Class Honours Degree in the professionally qualifying degree in Occupational Therapy
    and
  3. a minimum of five years professional practice. Exceptionally, candidates may be considered for admission to the programme with less than five years professional practice, subject to the approval of the Professor of Occupational Therapy and the College/Faculty Board. A minimum of two years professional practice is mandatory

All candidates will be interviewed. In addition, applicants will be expected to present detailed written reflective information and commentary on their professional experience and to identify their initial reasons for entering this programme.

English Language Requirement:  IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent

Further Information:  Ms. Helen Lynch (Lecturer) 021-4901535 h.lynch@ucc.ie  or  Ms. Kerry Murphy (Dept Administrator) 021-4901569 kerry.murphy@ucc.ie Dept. Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Brookfield Health Sciences Complex University College Cork College Road Cork 

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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