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OCCT2026 Integrated Occupational Therapy Practice

Module Overview

This module develops students’ abilities to apply theoretical concepts that underpin occupational therapy to a range of case studies which reflect the diversity of current OT practice.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To enable you to demonstrate understanding and skill in the use of the OT process i.e. effective assessment, client centred intervention and meaningful evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Utilise learning and experience from level 4 modules and placement to begin to apply to case studies presented within the module
  • Critically review evidence from professional sources to inform client centred OT intervention applied to selected case studies.
  • Select, justify and evaluate assessment methods appropriate to the chosen case studies and gain practical experience in their use
  • Develop and justify creative and responsive client centred interventions applied to specific case studies and support these with reference to selected evidence
  • Identify sensitive and relevant evaluation methods in order to chart progress and review outcomes of OT interventions and thus create realistic future plans
  • Recognise and understand the changing role of OT within the contexts of current health, social care, private and voluntary settings
  • Demonstrate an understanding of risk assessment and risk management applied to selected case studies and other OT related activities
  • Confidently implement and manage self-directed learning/personal reflective opportunity presented within the module and make appropriate links to other profession specific and interprofessional modules at level 5


Contexts of OT practice Maintaining a commitment to client centred practice Current models, approaches and frames of reference OT process Development of applied and mandatory practice skills Occupational analysis, grading and adaptation Reasoned professional practice Professionalism and ethical practice Application of OT process to a range of case studies which reflect current practice and health priorities Application of therapeutic techniques Critical engagement with the OT professional literature and related evidence bases Risk assessment and management Personal critical reflection and engagement to enhance professional development

Special Features

This module links to profession specific modules, community projects, placement experiences at levels 4/5 and includes mandatory skills relevant to practice. You will gain experience in a range of practical skills which will be supported by directed theoretical learning.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Learning and teaching activities will include lecturers, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, group work, self-directed study

Completion of assessment task40
Preparation for scheduled sessions30
Practical classes and workshops10
Follow-up work30
Wider reading or practice190
Total study time375

Resources & Reading list

Health and Care Professions Council (2013). Standards of Proficiency: Occupational Therapists. 

Whiteford, G. E., & Hocking, C. (Eds.). (2011). Occupational science: Society, inclusion, participation. 

Molineux, M. (2009). Occupation for Occupational Therapists. 

Whiteford, G. Hocking, C. (2012). Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation. 

Goodman J, Hurst J, Locke C (2004). Occupational Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities: A Practical Guide. 

Wilcock, A. A. (2006). An occupational perspective of health. 

Christiansen, C. Townsend, E. (2014). Introduction to Occupation: Pearson New International Edition: The Art of Science and Living. 

Finlay L (2004). The Practice of Psychosocial Occupational Therapy.. 

Culverhouse J, Bibby P (2008). Occupational Therapy and Care Coordination: the Challenges Faced by Occupational Therapists in Community Mental Health Settings.. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. ,71 , pp. 496 – 498.

Parkinson S, Morley M, Stewart L, Brockbank H (2012). Meeting the occupational needs of mental health service users: indicative care packages and actual practice. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. ,75 , pp. 384 – 389.

M Curtin, M Molineux & J Supyk-Mellson (Eds) (2010). Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction; Enabling Occupation. 

College of Occupational Therapists (2006). Recovering ordinary lives: the strategy for occupational therapy in mental health services, a vision for the next ten years. 

Turpin, M. J., & Iwama, M. K. (2011). Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice: A Fieldguide. 

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. 

Haglund L, Faltman S (2012). Activity and Participation – self-assessment according to the International Classification of Functioning: a study in mental health. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. ,75 , pp. 412 – 418.

Kramer, P., Hinojosa, J., Brasic, C. and Royeen, C (2003). Perspectives in human occupation: participation in life. 

Mackenzie, L., & O'Toole, G. (Eds.). (2011). Occupation analysis in practice. 

Watson, R. Swartz, L. (2004). Transformation through Occupation. 

Bryant W, Fieldhouse J, Bannigan K (editors) (2014). Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health. 

Duncan, E. A. (2011). Foundations for practice in occupational therapy. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Case study 50%
Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Case study 50%
Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) 50%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: 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

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