Engagement in Occupation
Health and Social Care (School of)
Spring & Summer
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
11 March 2020
Requisites for this module
BSC B939 Occupational Therapy
This module will enable you to draw on the introductory occupational therapy knowledge and learning, to explore how people engage in their occupations and identify the influences on their performance.
This module runs 2 sessions per week in the spring term alongside the modules 'Informing Sciences 1', 'Interprofessional Working and Development' and 'Concepts of Therapy' and 1 session per week in the summer term after practice placement 1, alongside the modules, 'Informing Sciences 2' 'Interprofessional Working and Development' and 'Concepts of Therapy'. You will draw upon the learning from previous modules, as well as experiences you have gained from your first exploratory placement in order to develop your understanding of the occupational nature of human beings. You will consider the potential influences upon occupational engagement and performance, in order to further progress your understanding of the theoretical framework that underpins occupational therapy.
Therefore there is greater emphasis on your self-directed learning and engagement, which is supported by tutor-led and small study group activities.
This module will enable you to draw on this knowledge to explore how people engage in their occupations and identify the influences on their performance.
On successful completion of this module, the [learner] will be able to:
1. Explain key theories within Occupational Science
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how humans engage in occupations
3. Discuss the influences upon occupational performance across the lifespan
This module runs in the spring and summer term. You will draw upon the learning from previous modules, as well as experiences you have gained from your first exploratory placement which occurs in the spring term, in order to develop your understanding of the occupational nature of human beings. You will consider the potential influences upon occupational engagement and performance, in order to further progress your understanding of the theoretical framework that underpins occupational therapy.
Therefore, there is greater emphasis on your self-directed learning and engagement, which is supported by tutor-led and small study group activities.
Taking a developmental approach to the programme, within this module you will draw upon knowledge, understanding and experiences gained from previous learning, in order to further develop your understanding of the core tenets of occupational therapy. This module will provide opportunities for interactive, dialectical learning supported by key lectures. Small group work, tutorials and seminars will form the basis of the learning methods within this module. The emphasis will be to further your development of skills in occupational therapy practice and self-directed study.
Lectures: Key note lectures will focus upon core concepts.
Independent: Drawing on your previous modules, you will explore content supported by student-led small groups and individual study.
Placement: Whilst this module does not include placement experience, you will draw upon experiences and learning gained on placement in order to develop your understanding of the potential impacts upon occupational performance.
Online: Using a blended learning approach you will be expected to engage and contribute to online group activities and use of online library facilities. A module Moodle page will support your learning on this module.
Tutorials: There will be opportunities for formative assessment tutorials however the emphasis for this module will be on developing your ability to articulate your informed thinking on specific subject areas within EBL and informal tutorial opportunities.
Skills: Throughout this module, you will draw on and extend your current knowledge and transferrable skills, in order to progress your occupational therapy identity and skills.
- Creek, Jennifer. (2014) Creek's occupational therapy and mental health, Oxford: Churchill Livingstone.
- University of South Australia; Auckland University of Technology (2000-2005); University of Southern California; Taylor & Francis. Online journal. (no date) Journal of occupational science, Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.
- (2017) Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment: promoting occupation and participation, Edinburgh: Elsevier.
- Christiansen, Charles; Townsend, Elizabeth A. (2010) Introduction to occupation: the art and science of living : new multidisciplinary perspectives for understanding human occupation as a central feature of individual experience and social organization, Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.
- (2015) Health improvement and well-being: strategies for action, Maidenhead: Open University Press.
- Duncan, Edward A. S. (2011) Foundations for practice in occupational therapy, Edinburgh: Elsevier.
- Hocking, Clare. Department of Occupational Science and Therapy, Division of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2009) 'The challenge of occupation: Describing the things people do.', in Journal of Occupational Science,. vol. 16 (3) , pp.140-150
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||1500 Word Essay
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Nichola Williamson, email: email@example.com.
Nikki Williamson, Sarah Croot, Selena Hammond, Nisrin Alqatarneh
Hannah Duncan/Jack Hickson
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 251 hours, 28 (11.2%) hours available to students:
223 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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