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.
7 - masters degree
Blended learning approach
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the multifaceted nature of the approach to professional reasoning.
- Critically evaluate and synthesise the role of enhanced professional reasoning in occupational therapy.
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of the complexity and dynamic reality of occupational therapy intervention.
- Appraise and apply a model of professional reasoning to a specific primary care scenario.
- To explore professional and clinical reasoning literature and relate this to contemporary occupational therapy practice.
- To debate the complexity of current and future healthcare practice.
- To analyse, explore and synthesise cultural, political and ethical issues underpinning professional practice.
- To apply evidence and articulate theoretical concepts to a chosen primary care related scenario.
Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
- application forms
- change of name forms
- pre-course information
- downloadable guides
- student card.
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27, 28 October and 10, 11 November 2022.
Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date.
Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.
The lead for this module is
You will normally be a healthcare professional with a first degree or a related academic degree. BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above, or European first cycle equivalent. Clinicians without a degree but with appropriate experience may be eligible to apply. Overseas students require IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required.
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You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries
Prospective student enquiries:
Phone: +44 1752 586951
Current student enquiries:
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
Monday – Thursday 8:30–17:00 and Friday 8:30–16:30.