This module provides a bridge between previous learning as a graduate in any discipline and occupational therapy, with its emphasis on human health and well-being. The learning will introduce you to the health, biological psycho-social and occupational sciences which inform occupational therapy practice. You will be introduced throughout the module to occupational analysis and reflective practice
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Through a process of guided discovery and participation in new occupations, develop an enhanced understanding of core theoretical principles such as occupational science and occupational analysis.
- Define professional identity, standards of practice and current legislation which impact on professional practice
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of bio-psycho-social health science related to normal human occupation and function and the relevance to occupational therapy practice
- An enhanced knowledge of relevant foundations sciences which impact on disability, disease and occupational functioning
- Develop an enhanced 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 through application of a person-centred occupational therapy process
- Develop or enhance knowledge of biomechanics and anthropomorphic data relevant to occupational therapy
The content of this module will include the following topics
A foundation in relevant human anatomy and physiology in function and dysfunction
A foundation in key aspects pharmacology such as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with examples of commonly used drugs
Mechanisms of pain physiology within the wider context of pain theory and the subjective nature of painful experiences
An understanding of analysis and assessment techniques and how these could be used in clinical practice
An understanding of occupational science, occupational analysis and models of occupational therapy practice
An understanding of how therapeutic intervention can cause structural and physiological changes in the human body
An understanding of group dynamics and use of group for learning
Refinement of study skills to promote independent and collaborative learning
Development of literary skills to access information from written & electronic sources
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Practical Anatomy Classes
Small tutorial groups
Clinical skills labs
Elaboration on prior learning
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Crouch R & Alders V (2014). Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Creek J (2003). Occupational Therapy Defined as a Complex Intervention. London: College of Occupational Therapists.
Waugh, A & Grant A (2014). Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. Elsevier.
You must pass both components
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Individual Presentation
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.
Repeat type: External