Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student, at the
end of the course, has a deeper understanding for conceptual models in occupational
therapy. The student has also an understanding of
how models can support the practical work in
occupational therapy.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:
-explain how theories in occupational therapy is
connected to occupation.
- examine and give an account of some articles
which focus on
theories in occupational therapy

Course contents

theories and conceptual models in occupational therapy: occupational adaptation model, ecological model, PEOP, occupational functioning model, biomechanical model, SI-model, NDT,CMOP-E, MOHO, Valmo model, Kawa model

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic courses in occupational therapy

Additional information

Compulsory precence at seminars and groupwork.

Recommended or required reading

Enabling occupation II: advancing an occupational
therapy vision for health, well-being & justice
through occupation (2007)/ Elizabeth Townsend
(ed.) Ottawa : Canadian association of
occupational therapists.

Erlandsson, L-K & Persson, Dennis. 2014. ValMO-modellen - ett redskap för aktivitetsbaserad arbetsterapi. Malmö: Studentlitteratur.

Iwama, M. 2012. Kawamodellen : kulturrelevant
arbetsterapi. Lund : Studentlitteratur

Kielhofner, G. (2012) Model of Human Occupation.
Teori och tillämpning. Lund: Studentlitteratur

Kielhofner, G. (2004). Conceptual Foundations of
Occupational Therapy. Philadelphia: F.A Davis

Mattingly, C. (1998). Healing dramas and clinical
plots: The narrative structure of experience.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press

Turpin, M. ja Iwama, M.K. 2011. Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice - a field guide. Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier

Study activities

  • Lectures - 12 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 18 hours
  • Individual studies - 81 hours
  • Seminars - 4 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

All examination tasks should be marked with passed.
Attendance at groupwork and seminars.


  • Arola Annikki
  • Haldin Denice


Haldin Denice

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2015-03-17

The timetable of the course

Kursen pågår intensivt under tiden 7.1 - 23.1.2014.

Assessment methods

  • 2015-01-20 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2015-01-22 - Reports and productions

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