CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
The 2-year, part time, research oriented programme consists of 6 modules. Each module is hosted by one of the European universities in the consortium. The programme is guided by constructive alignment through six modules. Collaborative learning approaches are used, such as Problem Based Learning, Learning Groups and an online discussion forum. Every module ends with a written assignment. In the final modules you plan and conduct a research project and write your thesis as a journal paper.
The language throughout the whole programme is English.
In the first study year, modules 1 to 4 take place. Each of these modules consists of two weeks of preparatory work in your own country, 2 weeks of intensive class work in the country hosting the module, and 8 weeks of independent study for writing the assignment in your own country.
The second study year focuses on the master thesis. In module 5, you will plan your thesis project and present and discuss it, in module 6, you will conduct the project and write your thesis under supervision in your home country.
In small learning groups, you will act as ‘critical friends’ to each other in a self-directed partnership throughout the whole program. You learn from each other, appraise each other’s work, give each other feedback, discuss research ideas and formulate questions to be discussed with teaching staff during the next module.
Each module combines theoretical topics within Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science with scientific method and theory.
|Start of programme:||Week 35 with preparatory work; first class work in weeks 37/38|
|Duration of the programme:||2 years, part time|
|Total study load:||2,520 hours / 90 ECTS credits|
|Study load per week:||Approximately 28 hours|
|Modules:||6 including thesis|