Health and Social Care (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
11 March 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC B93048 Occupational Therapy,
BSC B939 Occupational Therapy
This module will introduce you to the core knowledge and skills of occupational therapy, enabling you to develop an understanding of the occupational nature of human beings.
This module will introduce you to the core knowledge and skills of occupational therapy, enabling you to develop an understanding of the occupational nature of human beings. You will be encouraged to consider yourself and others as occupational beings, in order to relate relevant theories to occupational therapy as a profession.
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
1. Define occupational therapy and explore the core skills of an occupational therapist
2. Discuss the meaning of occupation and identify yourself and others as occupational beings
3. Describe and discuss the theoretical framework that underpins the occupational therapy profession
The module is delivered 2 afternoons per week in the autumn term, with one morning per week of self-directed study. You will start to develop an understanding of your professional identity in relation to the core tenets of occupational therapy and have an opportunity to practice some core skills.
Overview: Taking a developmental approach to the programme, this first occupational therapy specific module will provide opportunities for interactive, dialectical learning supported by key lectures. Small group work, tutorials and seminars will form the basis of the exploratory learning nature of this module. The emphasis will be to commence your development of skills in occupational therapy practice and self-directed study.
Lectures: Key note lectures will focus upon core concepts.
Independent: Learning will take place within learner led small groups and individual study.
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 formative and summative assessment tutorials. However, the emphasis for this module will be on your ability to articulate your informed thinking on specific subject areas within an informal tutorial milieu.
Placement: Whilst this module does not include placement experience, your learning from this module will inform your work on future taught modules, practice placements and beyond.
Skills: You will be supported in developing your skills in areas such as; observation, communication and activity/occupational analysis.
- Hersch, Gayle Ilene; Lamport, Nancy K.; Coffey, Margaret S. (c2005) Activity analysis: application to occupation, Thorofare: Slack.
- Duncan, Edward A. S. (2011) Foundations for practice in occupational therapy, 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.
- Thomas, Heather. (2015) Occupation-based activity analysis, Thorofare: SLACK Incorporated.
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
||HS171 Formative submission
||HS171 Portfolio Summative
Module supervisor and teaching staff
HSC Occupational Therapy staff
(Cerys Somers & Hannah Duncan: firstname.lastname@example.org)
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 37 hours, 29 (78.4%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
6 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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