The University of Southampton
Courses

OCCT2027 OT Personal and Professional Development 2

Module Overview

A practical and experiential module that enables students to plan, facilitate and engage at an intermediate level in a range of therapeutic interventions used in occupational therapy. The module builds on the personal experiences of participation in occupations at level 4 and practice placement experience to develop enhanced recognition of the therapeutic potential for others to gain symptom relief, a sense of agency, control, insight and transformation through tailored individual and group interventions and participation. The module links closely to the Integrated OT Practice providing opportunity for the development and practice of therapeutic approaches across a range of cased based scenarios.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

At the end of this module students will be able to: • Plan, prepare, facilitate and evaluate a range of therapeutic interventions based on client centred principles • Demonstrate active personal engagement, participation and critical reflection • Critically appraise and debate evidence related to the chosen subject areas to inform professional decision making in practice • Recognise the therapeutic potential and implications of their chosen occupations/interventions and approaches, and how they may be tailored to reflect the needs and priorities of individuals in practice environments • Analyse and manage risk within the chosen interventions and use those principles plus current legislation and national best practice guidelines to inform future practice • Evidence enhanced personal learning and development of their CPD portfolio

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Plan, prepare, facilitate and evaluate a range of therapeutic interventions based on client centred principles
  • Demonstrate active participation, personal engagement and critical reflection
  • Critically appraise and debate evidence related to the chosen subject areas to inform professional decision making in practice
  • Recognise the therapeutic potential and implications of their chosen approaches and how they may be tailored to reflect the priorities of individuals in practice environments
  • Analyse and manage risk within the chosen interventions and use those principles to inform future practice
  • Evidence enhanced personal learning and development of their CPD portfolio

Syllabus

This module will provide students with opportunity to select and explore a range of therapeutic interventions commonly used within OT. It will also provide experience of essential mandatory practical skills These will require in-depth and critical engagement with the evidence base for the intervention to enable students to develop reasoning and justification for the selection and application of the intervention to specific case scenarios provided at the beginning of the module. To further consolidate their understanding students will develop three full case studies based around their developed practical skills to reflect key areas of practice within OT. For the assessment, they will then refine and deliver a practical session/intervention for one of the allocated case studies. This will include discussion of reasoning, justification and risk assessment for their selected intervention.

Special Features

A practical and experiential module in which students have choice in the interventions chosen.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

This module will be delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical, experiential workshops, with the emphasis on participation in experiential learning. Students will participate in personal, critical reflection, group based practical skills and self-directed engagement in specific occupations/ interventions to enhance their experience and learning and to inform their skills in occupational analysis. Learning from this module will be closely linked with other OT specific modules and in particular, with Integrated Occupational Therapy Practice at level five.

TypeHours
Wider reading or practice37.5
Follow-up work30
Completion of assessment task20
Revision10
Practical classes and workshops35
Lecture7
Tutorial6
Seminar12
Preparation for scheduled sessions30
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

For resources which are required or considered useful for the module: key texts, text books, data books, software, web sites, other sources of related information. A range of resources are available to support student choices. Students are expected to . 

Quick EK (2014). Solution focussed anxiety management: a treatment and training manual. 

Tennant A, Howells K (eds) (2010). Using time, not doing time: practitioner perspectives on personality disorder and risk.. 

Alison J, Brookfield SD (2014). Engaging Imagination: helping students become creative and reflective thinkers. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Practical demonstration of an intervention related to a designated case study – 30 minutes (20 minutes practical with a maximum of 10 minutes questions).

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Demonstration  (15 minutes) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Demonstration 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

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:

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.

Share this module Facebook Google+ Twitter Weibo

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×