The course takes place in period

3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)


Professional studies

Teaching language


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 to develop knowledge about OT by:
- having a basic understanding about the process that guide the practical work for the occupational therapist
- having a basic understanding about how activities may be adjusted, graded or adapted to support the right of the individual to be active

The student develop her competence about the occupational therapy process and professional reasoning by:
- having av basic understanding about the occupational therapists work during different parts of the process
- having an understanding about the assessment process meaning for the therapy
- being able to use professional reasoning during assessment to identify physical, social and cultural factors along with attitudes, that may affect the clients occupational performance

The student develop her competences about professional reasoning and companionship by:
- understanding the meaning and principles of client centered work
- being aware of the principles of client centered work during assessment process
- being able to use the principles of goal planning together with the client

The student develop her ethical competence by:
- developing understanding about the ethical principles that guide the work of the occupational therapist

The student develop her competence about communications by:
- interviewing, observing and makeing written reports about the assessment results

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is able to:
- explain the contents in OT process (CPPF)
- present the most relevant contents of theories of practice within PEOP, MoHo and CMOP-E and describe the use of these models in professional reasoning in OT
- describe the process of assessment in OT
- define reliability and validity and understand the importance of these in the assessment process
- discuss the ethical principles that guide the work of the occupational therapist
- use interviews and observation to gather relevant information and knowledge
- analyze and adapt an activity
- using Goal Attainment Scaling method (GAS)define client-centered goals
- use the classification of OT in basic OT documentation
- examine the manual of an assessment instrument
- contribute to the blog at inside.arcada by writing about the own learning process

Course contents

The occupational therapy process, client-centered work, the assessment process, goal attainment, activity analysis, reporting, OT etics

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Ground course in OT

Additional information

Participation in International week (week 7), compulsory.
Compulsory attendance workshops, guestlectures.

Recommended or required reading


Townsend,E. , Polatajko, H. 2007. Enabling
Occupation II: Advancing an Occupational Therapy.
Vision for Health, Well-Being & Justice through
Occupation. Ottawa: CAOT Publications ACE. Kap. 9
och 10

Activity analysis:
Creapeau, E. et al. 2003. Williard & Spackman´s
Occupational Therapy. 10 th ed. Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins. Kap 16
OT ethical guidlines

Interview, assessment:
Hagedorn R. Tools for Practice in Occupational
Therapy. 2000. Churschill Livingstone. kap 14,
Interviewing, kap 18, Introduction to assessment
of individual potential, ability and needs

Client-centered practice:
Sumsion, T. 2006. Client-centered practice in
Occupational Therapy. 2nd ed. Churchill
Livinstone, Elsevier. Kap 1

Klientcentrerad måluppsättning:
BovendÉerdt, T et al. 2009. Writing SMART
rehabilitation goals and achieving goa
lattainment scaling: a practical guide. Clinical
Rehabilitation 2009; 23: 352-361

Turpin, M. & Iwama, M. K. 2011, Using
Occupational Therapy Models in Practice. A field
guide. Elsevier: Churchill Livingstone kap 4
(del: PEOP), 5, 6

Dokumentation, att skriva utlåtande:
K. Sames. 2010. Documenting Occupational Therapy
Practice. 2ed. Pearson. Kap. Introduction, Kap 1.
Ergoterapiterminologi 2003. Finlands
kommunförbund 2007.

Other literature:

Christiansen, C & Baum, C. 1997. Occupational
Therapy: Enabling Function and Well-Being. Second
edition. USA: Slack

Hautala, T. & Hämäläinen, T. & Mäkelä, L. & Rusi-
Pyykönen, M. 2011. Toiminnan Voimaa.
Toimintaterapia käytännössä. Helsingfors: Edita.
Kapitel 3 i sin helhet.

Law, M. et al.2005. Measuring Occupational
Performance. Supporting best practice in
occupational therapy. 2 nd ed. Slack incorp. Kap
1, 2, 3

Kielhofner, G. 2007. A model of human Occupation:
Theory and Application. 4rd ed. Baltimore:
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Lindstedt, H., Ivarsson, A-B. Goal Attainment
Scaling, GAS, Måluppfyllelseskala, Manual.
Skriftserie i vårdvetenskap 3, 2008, Örebro
universitet 2008.

www: External link External link

Study activities

  • Lectures - 25 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • International week, week 7: 10-14.2020. Cumpolsory. - 20 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

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
- Written examination (grades 1-5)
- Work in small groups about: assessment process and theories of practice (graded passed / not passed)
- participation in workshops

Re-exam: 24.4.2020, 5.6.2020


  • Arola Annikki
  • Peri Heidi
  • Werner Tove


Werner Tove

Group size

No limit (22 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-06-30

The timetable of the course

Se Arbs/ItsLearning.

Course enrolment period

2019-12-09 to 2020-02-01

Assessment methods

2020-03-16 - Exams

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-01-09 09:15 - 13:00 B516 Ergoterapiprocessen 9.15-10.15: Kursintroduktion 10.30-12: Erbjudande: Canadian Practice Process Framwork (läs kap 9,10 i boken Enabling occupation II) (HP) Peri Heidi
Werner Tove
2020-01-14 09:15 - 11:00 B516 Ergoterapiprocessen Erbjudande: Praxismodeller inom ergoterapin + info om självstudieuppgift om praxismodeller (TW) Werner Tove
2020-01-20 14:15 - 16:00 B522 Ergoterapiprocessen Workshop: genomgång och bearbetning av uppgift om praxismodeller (HP,TW) Peri Heidi
Werner Tove
2020-01-21 09:00 - 14:00 Ergoterapiprocessen Reserverat tid för grupparbete om praxismodeller. Förbereda för presentation 28.1 Werner Tove
2020-01-21 09:00 - 14:00 D4103 Ergoterapiprocessen Klassrum för att jobba med gruppuppgiften Werner Tove
2020-01-21 09:00 - 14:00 D4104 Ergoterapiprocessen Klassrum för att jobba med gruppuppgiften Werner Tove
2020-01-23 09:00 - 12:00 Ergoterapiprocessen Reserverat tid för grupparbete om praxismodeller. Förbereda för presentation 28.1 Werner Tove
2020-01-27 11:00 - 12:00 D4106 Ergoterapiprocessen INTERNATIONAL WEEK: information och förhandsuppgift. Obligatoriskt. Peri Heidi
Werner Tove
2020-01-28 09:15 - 13:30 B518 Ergoterapiprocessen 9.15-11.45: Presentationer av grupparbete om praxismodeller Lunch 12.30-13.30: praktiska erfarenheter om arbete enligt CPPF (HP, TW) Peri Heidi
Werner Tove
2020-01-30 14:15 - 16:00 B328 Ergoterapiprocessen Erbjudande: Bedömningsprocessen inom ergoterapi (HP) Peri Heidi
2020-01-31 09:15 - 15:00 D271 Ergoterapiprocessen Bekanta sig med bedömningsinstrument som finns i Arcada. Välj valfritt instrument och granska instrumentet enligt manual Werner Tove
2020-02-04 09:00 - 12:00 Ergoterapiprocessen Tid reserverat för självstudier om erbjudandet personcentrering (4.2)
2020-02-04 13:15 - 15:00 B328 Ergoterapiprocessen Erbjudande: Person-och klientcentrerat arbete (AA) Arola Annikki
2020-02-06 10:15 - 11:45 B516 Ergoterapiprocessen Erbjudande: ergoterapins yrkesetiska anvisningar (TW) Werner Tove
2020-02-10 09:00 - 16:00 A311 International Week Peri Heidi
Werner Tove
2020-02-18 09:15 - 11:45 B326 Ergoterapiprocessen Erbjudande: Personcentrerad målsättning enligt GAS (HP) Peri Heidi
2020-02-20 09:15 - 12:00 DIAK Ergoterapiprocessen DIAK: köksaktivitet tema aktivitetsanalys, 9.15-12: Grupp 1 Werner Tove
2020-02-24 13:15 - 16:00 DIAK Ergoterapiprocessen DIAK: köksaktivitet tema aktivitetsanalys, Grupp 2 Werner Tove
2020-02-26 12:00 - 15:00 DIAK Ergoterapiprocessen DIAK: köksaktivitet tema aktivitetsanalys, 12-15: Grupp 3 Peri Heidi
2020-02-27 09:15 - 16:00 DIAK Ergoterapiprocessen DIAK: köksaktivitet tema aktivitetsanalys, 9.15-12: Grupp 4 13.15-16: Grupp 5 Werner Tove
2020-03-05 09:15 - 11:30 B328 Ergoterapiprocessen Erbjudande: sammanfattning av ergoterapiprocessen + möjlighet till handledning inför tentamen (HP) Peri Heidi
2020-03-11 09:15 - 11:30 B522 Ergoterapiprocessen Erbjudande: Dokumentation inom ergoterapi, ergoterapins terminologi (TW) Werner Tove
2020-03-16 12:00 - 16:00 E385 Ergoterapiprocessen TENTAMEN Werner Tove

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