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. It 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 core theoretical principles that underpin occupational therapy, including occupational science, to form the foundation of reasoned professional practice
- Carry out an occupational analysis based on a practical experience of engagement in an unfamiliar occupation
- Demonstrate understanding and appreciation of person-centred practice through application of the occupational therapy process to a range of case studies
- Demonstrate awareness of the importance of taking responsibility for personal practice and continuing professional development through the use of reflection and completion of requisite preparatory pre-placement tasks
- Demonstrate understanding of the impact of occupational disruption on the occupational performance of individuals, groups and communities, and the value of restoring opportunities for participation in occupation
- 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
- Concepts of occupational injustice, alienation, deprivation and the importance of reconstructing/ restoring opportunities for participation
- Recognition of the complexities and individual meanings attributed to engagement in occupation
- Personal experience of occupational engagement
- Application of theory to practical scenarios
- Occupational development across the lifespan
- Causes and effects of occupational disruption on individuals, groups and communities
- Preparation for practice placement
- Reflective practice
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module will use a mixture of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, self-directed learning, and group work in order to enable you 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.
|Practical classes and workshops||36|
|Completion of assessment task||15|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||20|
|Wider reading or practice||36.5|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Fisher, A.G. and Marterella, A. (2019). Powerful Practice: A Model for Authentic Occupational Therapy.. Center for Innovative OT Solutions, Inc..
Wilcock A (2006). An occupational perspective of health. Thorofare: Slack Inc.
Watson R, and Swartz L (2004). Transformation Through Occupation. London: Whurr Publishers Ltd.
Mackenzie L, and O'Toole G (2011). Occupational Analysis in Practice. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Clewes, J. and Kirkwood, R. (2016). Diverse roles for occupational therapists.. M&K Update Ltd..
Bryant, W., Fieldhouse, J. and Plastow, N.. (2022). Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health.. Glasgow: Elsvier Ltd..
Mollineux M (2009). Occupation for Occupational Therapists. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Creek J (2010). The core concepts of occupational therapy: a dynamic framework for practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Turpin M, and Iwama M (2011). Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice: A Field guide. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
Christiansen C, and Townsend E (2014). Introduction to Occupation: Pearson New International Edition: The Art of Science and Living. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.
Curtin. M., Molineux, M. and Supyk, J. (eds.) (2010). Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction; Enabling Occupation.. London: Elsevier..
Whiteford G, and Hocking C (2011). Occupational science: Society, inclusion, participation. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Sakellariou D and Pollard N (2017). Occupational Therapy Without Borders. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Hargreaves J and Page L (2013). Reflective Practice. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Duncan E (2020). Foundations for Practice in Occupational Therapy. London: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.
Kramer P, Hinojosa J, Brasic C and Royeen C (2003). Perspectives in human occupation: participation in life. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Both summative assessments must be passed; each contribute to the total, final mark.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Individual Oral Presentation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Individual Oral Presentation||50%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
|Individual Oral Presentation||50%|
Repeat type: External