Informing Sciences 2

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 20 April 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
04 October 2018


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B939 Occupational Therapy

Module description

This module is designed to develop the basic sciences that were introduced in Informing Sciences 1. Drawing on your learning, you will develop applied knowledge to further advance your understanding of anatomy, physiology, psychology and sociology, to understand health and ill health.

This module runs 3 sessions per week in the summer term, alongside the modules, ‘Interprofessional Working and Development’, ‘Engagement in Occupation’ and ‘Concepts of Therapy’. You will draw upon the experiences you have gained from your first exploratory placement and other module learning in order to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the biopsychosocial impacts upon health and wellbeing. You will utilise the workbook completed in ‘Informing Sciences 1’ as the foundation upon which to develop your learning. There is a greater emphasis on your self-directed learning and engagement, which is supported by tutor-led and small study group activities.

Module aims

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Module learning outcomes

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Module information

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Learning and teaching methods

Overview: This module will provide you with opportunities to develop upon your knowledge gained in previous modules, including 'Informing Sciences 1' and occupational therapy specific modules. The workbook developed in 'Informing Sciences 1' will form the foundation for your learning and progression through this module. The use of electronic and other resources within small group work, tutorials, seminars and self-directed study will support the development of your learning within this module. Lectures: Key note lectures will focus upon core concepts Independent: Drawing on previous experiences of EBL, learners will explore content supported by student-led small groups and individual study. Placement: Whilst this module does not include placement learning, you will draw from placement experiences and previous learning to develop your knowledge base, and learning from this module will inform your work on future taught modules and practice placements. 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. You will also continue to have access to HHS anatomy (Anatomy 101) on Moodle as a further resource. 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.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical Presentation (2017 Cohort - F/T) 100%
Practical Retake

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
HHS Occupational Therapy staff
Ian Mounteney: imount@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 107 hours, 75 (70.1%) hours available to students:
32 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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