HS371-6-FY-CO:
Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice

The details
2023/24
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
30
01 August 2023

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC B939 Occupational Therapy

Module description

The contemporary practice context for the occupational therapy profession is constantly evolving. Legislation, policy, research evidence and ethics shape and change the profession overtime, as well as at times presenting new opportunities in terms of the way the profession works and/or who we work with.

It is therefore essential that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work as a pro-active and innovative professional who can respond to the context in which you work. Within this module, you will draw upon the learning gained during 'Leadership in Service Enhancement' module, to further develop your understanding of the legal, political and cultural contexts in which occupational therapy practice occurs.

Module aims

This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills in relation to leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship by adopting a national and international perspective from which to explore trends and contexts in which occupational therapy practice occurs.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Appraise emerging themes and trends in current health and social care provision, in order to identify innovative ways of working and novel settings for contemporary occupational therapy practice.

  2. Apply a critical approach to evaluating the impact of occupational disruption and the value of creating opportunities for participation.

  3. Critically examine how the theoretical frameworks and concepts underpinning occupational therapy inform collaborative occupational focused practice that is grounded in the profession’s established intentions.

  4. Critically analyse legal, political, and ethical issues to determine the impact upon health and social care provision within the context of a constantly evolving global and multicultural environment.

Module information

The contemporary practice context for the occupational therapy profession is constantly evolving.  Legislation, policy, research evidence and ethics shape and change the profession overtime, as well as at times presenting new opportunities in terms of the way the profession works and/or who we work with.  It is therefore essential that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work as a pro-active and innovative professional who can respond to the context in which you work.


Within this module, you will draw upon the learning gained during ‘Working in partnership to lead and enhance practice’ module and practice placements, to further develop your understanding of the legal, political, and cultural contexts in which occupational therapy practice occurs.


This module will enable you to draw upon previous learning and placement experiences to extend your understanding of the national and international influences upon occupational therapy practice. 


You will apply your learning by identifying and developing a critical occupational perspective for an innovative sustainable community project to address the impact of occupational disruption.

Learning and teaching methods

Continuing with the developmental approach of the programme, within this module you will draw upon knowledge, understanding and experiences gained from previous learning and placement experiences, in order to further develop your understanding of the legal, political and cultural contexts in which occupational therapy practice occurs. This module will provide opportunities for health professionals and service users to share their knowledge and experiences relating innovative practice ideas. The interactive nature of this module is supported by small group work, tutorials and seminars which will form the basis of the learning methods within this module.

Bibliography

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 Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Proposal for innovative practice  15/01/2024  100% 

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.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Ellen Adomako, email: ellen.adomako@essex.ac.uk.
Nikki Williamson, Ellen Adomako, Selena Hammond
hscot@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
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External examiner

Mrs Ruth Squire
Cardiff University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 66 hours, 57 (86.4%) hours available to students:
9 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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