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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

Students will 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:

  • Critically review evidence from professional sources to inform client centred OT intervention applied to selected case studies.
  • Select, justify and evaluate assessments methods appropriate to the chosen case studies and gain practical experience in their use
  • In conjunction with their experiences in the Personal and professional development module and with reference to the evidence base students will develop and justify creative and responsive client centred interventions applied to specific case studies
  • Identify sensitive and relevant evaluation methods in order to chart progress and review outcomes of OT intervention in order to 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
  • Confidently implement and manage self-directed learning/personal reflective opportunity presented within module and make appropriate links to profession specific modules at level 5, e.g: community project/activities


Contexts of OT practice Maintaining a commitment to client centred practice Current models, approaches and frames of reference OT process 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 inks to profession specific modules, community projects, placement experience at level 4/5

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

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

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

Resources & Reading list

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

Creek, J. (2010). The core concepts of occupational therapy: a dynamic framework for practice. 

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

College of Occupational Therapists (2014). Learning and development standards for pre-registration education. 

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.



MethodPercentage contribution
Case study 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Case study 100%

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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