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Edinburgh Napier University: Occupational Therapy

Institution Edinburgh Napier University
Department School of Health and Social Care
Telephone +44 (0)333 900 60 40
Study type Taught


Gain professional knowledge and skills required for registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Edinburgh and its surrounding areas have been a significant location for occupational therapy professional development over the past century. During the First World War, our Craiglockhart campus was a military psychiatric hospital for officers suffering from ‘shell shock’. The internationally renowned War Poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were patients there. The hospital was known for its ‘work cure’, elements of which can be traced to the development of occupational therapy as we know it today. The embryonic profession of occupational therapy was later established at the Astley Ainslie Hospital and the Council Meeting of the first ‘World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ was held in Edinburgh in 1954 and again in 1992. At Edinburgh Napier University we aim to continue this tradition of occupational therapy professional development.

Edinburgh Napier University is recognised as a University that is professional, ambitious, innovative, and inclusive, values that are embedded into the teaching of the programme.

Please note: This programme has been validated by the Health and Care Professions Council, accredited by Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is affiliated with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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