Concepts of Therapy
Health and Social Care (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
01 August 2023
Requisites for this module
BSC B939 Occupational Therapy
This module is designed to focus specifically on the practice and skills required for occupational therapy. It will enable you to develop an understanding of the relative role, value, and impact of therapy. You will complete required online and practical mandatory training sessions to prepare for and undertake your first practice placement. This module will support you to develop your understanding of and application of skills in an area specific to occupational therapy practice.
This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills in practising occupational therapy.
The interactive nature of the learning within this module will provide opportunities for you to apply your theoretical knowledge in developing occupational therapy skills and practice.
On successful completion of this module, the [learner] will be able to:
1. Identify the constituents of therapy (skills portfolio)
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the boundaries and enablers that influence the implementation of therapy (skills portfolio)
3. Select and discuss appropriate methods to establish therapeutic relationships between self and others (skills portfolio)
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the OT process relevant to your placement setting (PP-Explore)
5. Demonstrate effective use of reflection to develop the professional practice (PP–Explore)
6. Demonstrate the ability to interact with individuals/people using a broad range of communication styles (PP-Explore)
Within this module you will draw upon other module learning and the experiences you gain from your first exploratory placement which in order to develop your knowledge and understanding of the concepts of therapy that are shared inter-professionally.
Continuing with the developmental approach of the programme, within this module you will draw upon knowledge, understanding and experiences gained from academic and placement experiences, to develop your occupational therapy practice skills. This module will provide opportunities for occupational therapists and service users to share their knowledge and experiences relating to aspects of occupational therapy. The interactive nature of this module is supported by a practice placement, simulation/practical skills training and small group work, tutorials and seminars which will form the basis of the learning methods within this module.
Delivery from the HSC team and where possible multidisciplinary health professionals and service users will contribute to the learning within this module in a negotiated teaching and learning style.
Independent: Drawing on other module experiences and placement experience you will explore some content through individual study.
This module includes one practice-based learning experience in a relevant practice setting, preparation, and briefing workshops. Students will draw upon experiences and learning gained on placement in order to further develop their understanding and relevant core skills in occupational therapy for practice placement settings in line with assessment criteria.
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.
There will be opportunities for formative assessment tutorials.
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.
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
|HS176 Skills portfolio
Additional coursework information
Practice Placement – Explore (4 weeks full-time) Skills Portfolio
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module is either passed or marked as not completed.
Module is either passed or marked as not completed.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Gemma Carlier, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HSC Occupational Therapy staff & service user
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 87 hours, 69 (79.3%) hours available to students:
18 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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