Occupational therapy: Occupation for participation and health 7.5 credits

Arbetsterapi: Aktivitet för delaktighet och hälsa
Second cycle, A7021H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Science 13 Jun 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Occupational Therapy
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements


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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Explain and discuss relationships between activity, participation and health at the individual, group and community level, taking gender equality and diversity perspectives into account.
Analyse and evaluate various theoretical perspectives on activity, and argue for their strengths and weaknesses in relation to their application in the healthcare activities.
Analyse and discuss the right to activity and how occupational therapy can act proactively at individual, group and community level, in relation to national and international policy documents. 

Theoretical perspectives within the fields of occupational therapy and occupational science
Policy documents relating to activity, participation and health
Human activity in relation to digitisation, gender equality, diversity and sustainability

The course is given using distance learning methodology, and is web-based. The studies require computer skills and internet access, as well as a headset and a webcam. The course has its pedagogical basis in LTU’s pedagogical idea. This working method is founded on the idea that each student should be inspired to become engaged, as well as independent and active learning that challenges her/his abilities. The student shall actively seek out and solve problems through exploratory and critically reflective working methods. The course is read together with physiotherapy master’s students with subject specialisation. The teaching is conducted through literature studies, lectures, seminars, oral and written presentations and independent project work.

Achievement of the course is evaluated continuously, and to obtain a passing grade the student must have fulfilled the objectives of the course. Achievement of the objectives is assessed in writing and orally through assignments, seminars and presentations.

The grading criteria for G (Pass) and VG (Pass with distinction) are specified in the study guide.

Anneli Nyman

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Christiansen, C., & Townsend, E. A. (2009). Introduction to Occupation: The art of science and living (2nd ed.). Upper Saddler River, N.J, Pearson.
Erlandsson, L. & Persson, D. (2014). ValMo-modellen: ett redskap för aktivitetsbaserad arbetsterapi. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Fisher, A. G., & Marterella, A. (2019). Powerful practice: A model for authentic occupational therapy. Fort Collins, CO: Center for Innovative OT Solutions.
Taylor, R. (2017). Kielhofner´s Model of Human Occupation. Theory and Application (5th ed). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health.
Townsend, E. A., & Polatajko, H. J. (2007). Enabling occupation II: Advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being & justice through occupation. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual written assignmentU G VG5.00MandatoryA19
0002Seminars and presentationsU G#2.50MandatoryA19