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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student gets a basic ability to understand the rehabilitation process,assess, plan and perform individual care with optimal independence as a goal

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to:
-be able to describe and explain the policy and legislation of different professons in multiprofessional teamwork in rehabilitation of the elderly client
- know how to promote aims and interventions in rehabilitation of older people
- know how to assess and evaluate the functional capacity of elderly clients.

Course contents

General part 0,5ects, Occupational therapy 1 ects Physiotherapy 2,0 ects Transfering techniques 1,5 ects

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge in care of the elderly

Recommended or required reading

Bottomley J.M.M. & Lewis C.B.2003.
Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Clinical Approach
ISBN: 083852284X

Byers-Connon, S. Lohman, H. Padilla. R. 2004. Occupational therapy with elders : strategies for the COTA. St Louis: Mosby.

Christiansen, Baum.1997: Enabling Function and Well-Being. Thorofare: SLACK Incorporated
(chapters.3, 4, 8, 9,11)

Kauffman, L. Barr, O. Moran, L. 2007. Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual.2nd ed. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone.

Mackey, H. Nancarrow, S. 2006. Enabling independence. A guide for rehabilitation workers. Oxford: Blackwell publishing ltd

Neinstadt, Crepeau. 1998. Occupational therapy. 9th.ed.Unit 10, Diagnostic considerations in adults and older adult practise. ISBN:0-397-55192-4

Occupational therapy - enabling Function and Well-Being.1997. Chapter 1. ISBN: 1-55642-248-2

Study activities

  • Lectures - 100 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 20 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 150 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 10 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 140 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions


  • Peri Heidi
  • Ring Joachim
  • Sundell Solveig


Sundell Solveig

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2009-02-25 - Exams
  • 2009-01-29 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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