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PgCert First Contact Practitioner in Primary Care (Occupational Therapy)

PgCert First Contact Practitioner in Primary Care (Occupational Therapy)

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Occupational Therapy Primary Health Care

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme prepares occupational therapists, who have already gained clinical experience in practice, to work in the challenging and developing area of general practice. Specifically, this is designed for the first contact practitioner (FCP) role, as set out by the Health Education England (HEE) roadmap; occupational therapists working in this role will be expected to a assess and manage the undifferentiated, undiagnosed patient within the speciality of general practice.

PgCert First Contact Practitioner in Primary Care (Occupational Therapy) prepares occupational therapists, who have already gained clinical experience in practice, to work in the challenging and developing area of general practice.

Key features

  • Delivery aligned to the Health Education England (HEE) Roadmap to Practice for First Contact Practitioners (FCP).
  • Commissioned places(limited) available through HEE.
  • Programme designed and delivered by clinicians with experience working within primary care.
  • Practice placement module enabling demonstration of key competencies.
  • Inter-professional approach to delivery, reflecting the FCP role.
  • Distance led delivery, providing a flexible learning experience.
  • Successful completion of the programme leads to recognition as an FCP – Occupational Therapist by HEE.

Modules

This module will provide students with opportunities to consolidate and further develop their professional reasoning. A range of clinical and professional reasoning models will be critiqued. These models will be applied to scenarios from practice in order to provide a deeper level of interpretation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students need to pay £1000 per 20 credits.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students need to pay £1000 per 20 credits.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a first degree, BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above in a related subject, HCPC registration as an Occupational Therapist and minimum of three years post registration practice.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more