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Course summary

Course summary

  • Gain the knowledge and confidence to work in advanced sensory integration.
  • See how your learning can contribute to the growing evidence base.
  • Plan and implement a research study focused on sensory integration.
This course is available to occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to develop first as a practitioner in sensory integration – and then as an advanced practitioner. How you learn You will be part of an online community which is multi-disciplinary in nature and promotes peer and tutor support. You learn through All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll be part of an online community which is multi-disciplinary in nature and promotes peer and tutor support.  You learn through
  • online presentations and lessons
  • webinars
  • independent study tasks
  • online discussion boards and meetings
  • online activities
In the research methods module, you’ll have access to a multi-disciplinary teaching team and an e-tutor. You’ll have your own research supervisor who will support you through your research dissertation – as well as access to a range of electronic resources. Applied learning *Work placements * The postgraduate certificate and diploma include up to 60 clinical hours, which sit within the sensory integration modules. The clinical hours can be completed within your own workplace – or you can arrange to complete them in another suitable environment. You’ll also be supported in clinical mentoring sessions to help you hone your clinical skills. Your mentor will be from the SIE register of clinical mentors – or from your workplace if you have a suitable mentor at work who’s an advanced practitioner in sensory integration. You’ll usually have around three hours of mentoring per module. *Networking opportunities * When you start the course you’ll become a member of SIE’s community of best practice – the Association of Sensory Integration Practitioners (ASIP).

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Year 1 Sensory Integration 1: Foundations And Neuroscience 30 Sensory Integration 2: Clinical Reasoning In Sensory Integration: Assessment 20 Sensory Integration 3: Clinical Reasoning And Practice In Sensory Integration: Intervention 40 Sensory Integration 4: Advanced Practice 30 Final year Dissertation 45 Credits 45 Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) 15

Assessment method

Coursework


Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech and Language Therapy which is recognised in the UK. Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing your capability for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £6689 Year 1
England £6689 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6689 Year 1
Scotland £6689 Year 1
Wales £6689 Year 1
Channel Islands £6689 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2023/24 is £6,689 for the course. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2023/24 is £6,689 for the course. Postgraduate loans of up to £11836 are available for home students on most master courses that start on or after 1 August 2022.
Advancing Practice Sensory Integration at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS