Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

Edinburgh Napier University


Craiglockhart Campus


This innovative course is designed for graduates who wish to qualify as an Occupational Therapist, with eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It offers an accelerated two-year route of study.

The programme is exceptional in that it has been developed alongside the MSc Physiotherapy and Master of Social Work programmes to prepare you to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environment of integrated health and social care. The outstanding Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre provides the facilities to develop your skills in realistic settings including the home environment. You will enter the workplace as a confident, competent and autonomous Occupational Therapist equipped to lead the delivery of personalised and responsive services, which place individuals and families at the centre of their care and support.

The following subjects are included.

Year 1: Working Together in Health and Social Care Contexts; Humans as Occupational Beings; Occupational Therapy Approaches to Assessing Human Performance; Working with Individuals, Families and Communities; Research Approaches in Health and Social Care.

Year 2: Risk Uncertainty and Complex Decision-Making; Person, Occupation and Environment Parts 1 and 2; Leading Innovations in Health and Social Care; Masters Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

An Honours degree at 2:2 in a science or humanities subject including, but not limited to, Health, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Education or Humanities.

Applicants should also evidence that they have met with/shadowed a range of Occupational Therapists in diverse settings while being able to compare and contrast/discuss these different ways of working.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level


Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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