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Key features

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.  
BA (Hons) Education Studies - careers
Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy - careers

Module code




FHEQ Level

7 - masters degree


Blended learning approach

Module details

  • 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.

Module aims

  • 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.

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
Admissions information Additional information and documentation required for the application process.Access to application forms, download guides and confirmation information. Visit our admissions homepage.

Module dates

26, 27 October and 9, 10 November 2023.
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.

Module lead

The lead for this module is Miranda Cunningham

Entry requirements

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:
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.