This largely practical module will develop your ability to apply, link and appraise the theoretical and practical concepts that underpin occupational therapy for physical conditions to a range of case studies. These will reflect the diversity of current OT practice. The module will provide you with opportunities for engagement with current practitioners from various fields of physical intervention.
- Use a range of case studies to appraise literature, evidence and practice.
- Engage in experiential learning to develop depth of understanding of the diversity of current occupational therapy practice.
- Use role play to apply practical and theoretical knowledge across a range of interventions.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Recognise and understand the changing role of OT within the contexts of current health, social care, private and voluntary settings and discuss implications in practice.
- Confidently implement and manage self-directed learning and critically reflect on learning opportunities within the module in preparation for application to other modules and placements at level 5.
- Appraise the evidence base to develop and justify and apply creative and responsive client centred interventions applied to example case studies.
- Demonstrate an understanding and use of risk assessment and risk management applied to interventions for a range of service users.
- Identify sensitive and relevant evaluation methods in order to chart progress and review outcomes of OT intervention in order to create realistic future plans.
- Select, justify and evaluate assessment methods appropriate to the allocated case studies and demonstrate competence in their practical use.
Topics covered are:
- Current contexts of OT practice in physical domains
- Client centred practice
- Application of current models, approaches and frames of reference, occupational analysis, grading and adaptation
- Development and adaptation of intervention strategies appropriate to clients with a range of problems
- Practical application of occupation focussed assessments and interventions
- Professional reasoning and ethical practice
- Engagement with literature and related evidence bases
- Risk assessment and risk management
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
You will engage in pre-session reading and research which will form the baseline for workshops/seminars on applied OT principles and practice across the lifespan and across a range of physical conditions/diagnoses. You will also be expected to engage in post session reading to consolidate your understanding.
You will have opportunity for practical skill development and appraisal of evidence to support decision making, in preparation for practice placements and future professional practice.
Other methods of learning may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work and collaborative peer learning tasks.
|Practical classes and workshops||40|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
C Christiansen and E Townsend (2014). Introduction to Occupation: Pearson New International Edition: The Art of Science and Living. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.
D Pentland, S Kantartzis, M Giatsi Clausen & K Witemyre (2018). Occupational therapy and complexity: defining and describing practice. London: Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Turpin, M J & Iwana, M K (2011). Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice: A field guide. Churchill Livingstone.
P Kramer, J Hinojosa CBrasic Royeen (2003). Perspectives in Human Occupation: Participation in Life. London: Lippincot, Williams and Wilkins.
Molineux (2009). Occupation for Occupational Therapists. Oxford: Blackwell Publications Limited.
EA Duncan (2011). Foundations for Practice in Occupational Therapy. London: Elsevier.
M Curtin, M Egan, J Adams (2018). Occupational Therapy for people experiencing Illness, Injury or impairment. London: Elsevier.
AA Wilcock, C Hocking (2015). An Occupational Perspective of Health. Slack Incorporated.
M Curtin, M Molineux, J Supyk (Eds) (2010). Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction; Enabling Occupation. London: Elsevier.
M Law (2013). Evidence-based Rehabilitation. A guide to Practice. Slack Incorporated, USA.
L MacKenzie and G O'Toole (Eds) (2011). Occupational Analysis in Practice. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Case study
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.