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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The course aims to provide the student with knowledge and basic skills for promoting activity and participation for persons with neurological diseases

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student is expected -- to get a theoretical foundation of occupational therapy for clients with neurological diseases
- to the central approaches for the neurological occupational therapy
- the student is be able to evaluate, plan and execute adequate rehabilitation interventions

Course contents

Neurological occupational therapy:
Theoretical approaches and practical skills

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Course: Assessment of human occupation

Previous course names

Occupational therapy for adults ET 2004

Additional information

Practical lectures and study visits are compulsory

Recommended or required reading

Recommended reading:

Christiansen – Baum1997: Enabling Function and Well-Being. Thorofare: SLACK Incorporated
(kap.3, 4, 8, 9,11)

Davies 2000: Steps to Follow. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag

Forsbom – Kärki – Leppänen – Sairanen 2001: Aivovauriopotilaan kuntoutus. Tampere: Tammer-Paino oy

Grieve, J., 2000. Neuropsychology for occupational therapists:Assessment of perseption and cognition. 2nd ed. Oxford Backwell. ISBN: 0-632-05067-5

Law – Baum – Dunn 2001: Measuring Occupational Performance. Thorofare: SLACK Incorporated
(kap. 1, 6)

Ovaska-Pitkänen 1999: Elämän uusi painos. Tampere: Tammer-Paino oy

Soinila - Kaste - Launes – Somer 2001: Neurologia. Jyväskylä: Gummeruksen kirjapaino oy

Turner, A., Foster, M., Johnson, S E. 2007, Occupational Therapy and Physical dsfunction. Principles, skills and practise. 5th ed. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. ISBN: 0-443-06224-2. Kap. 12,15,19,20,21, 26.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 66 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 16 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 132 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 30 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 102 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


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Peri Heidi

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

2008-01-07 - Reports and productions

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