OCCT1020 Principles of Occupational Therapy Practice
This module introduces the profession of Occupational Therapy within the current contexts and scope of practice. It considers the meaning and impact of occupation on individuals and within society and explores the consequences of disrupted occupations and the transformational potential of occupation in practice.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Explain the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing and the factors that facilitate or challenge participation in occupations.
- Apply theories from occupational science and other relevant bodies of knowledge to form the foundation of reasoned professional practice.
- Demonstrate understanding of the impact of occupational disruption in relation to the occupational performance of individuals, groups and communities, and the value of restoring opportunities for participation in occupation.
- Utilise critically appraised evidence to support therapeutic interventions at a foundation level
- Apply the core theoretical principles that underpin Occupational Therapy to a range of case based practical scenarios
- Carry out an occupational analysis based on a practical experience drawn from the Personal and Professional Development module
• Introduction to the profession of occupational therapy; defining occupation and an appreciation of its role in human experience • Introduction to occupational science and occupational analysis. • Recognition of the complexities and individual meanings attributed to everyday experience. • Application of theory to practical scenarios • Occupational development across the lifespan • Causes and effects of occupational disruption on individuals, groups and communities • Concepts of occupational injustice, alienation, deprivation and the importance of reconstructing/ restoring opportunities for participation
Occupational self-analysis to enhance student’s awareness of the fundamental principles of occupational therapy practice
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Learning and teaching activities will incorporate: The module will use a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, self-directed learning, group work in order to enable students to begin to relate theory to practice and to start to develop professional reasoning skills. Specific learning and teaching activities incorporated within the module will include the use of case studies. Faculty staff and visiting specialists in their field will contribute to the teaching of this module. Collaborative peer learning, guided learning activities and self-directed study will form significant components of students’ activity and learning in this module. Ongoing formative feedback, including that provided by peers, will be used to explore the development of student understanding, to check for any misunderstandings, and to clarify and correct any misconceptions.
|Completion of assessment task||20|
|Practical classes and workshops||20|
|Wider reading or practice||72.5|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||20|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Health and Care Professions Council (2013). Standards of Proficiency: Occupational Therapists.
Kramer, P., Hinojosa, J., Brasic, C. and Royeen, C. (2003). Perspectives in human occupation: participation in life.
Wilcock, A. A. (2006). An occupational perspective of health.
Duncan, E. A (2011). Foundations for practice in occupational therapy.
Whiteford, G. E., & Hocking, C. (Eds.). (2011). Occupational science: Society, inclusion, participation.
Mackenzie, L., & O'Toole, G. (Eds.). (2011). Occupation analysis in practice.
Christiansen, C. Townsend, E (2014). Introduction to Occupation: Pearson New International Edition: The Art of Science and Living.
College of Occupational Therapists (2014). Learning and development standards for pre-registration education.
Creek, J. (2010). The core concepts of occupational therapy: a dynamic framework for practice.
Watson, R. Swartz, L. (2004). Transformation through Occupation.
Turpin, M. J., & Iwama, M. K. (2011). Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice: A Fieldguide.
A dedicated Blackboard site will be available to support this module along with a wide range of books, articles and websites. Suggestions will be made session by session, but students will be expected to select additional material appropriate to their own.
Molineux, M. (2009). Occupation for Occupational Therapists.
|Case based practical & viva||50%|
|Case based practical & viva||50%|
Repeat type: Internal & External
Costs associated with this module
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:
Books and Stationery equipment
There are no anticipated costs associated with completion of this module for students although it is acknowledged that students may wish to purchase recommended texts.
Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.