The course takes place in period

4 (2021-03-22 to 2021-07-31)


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 for the course is that the student is able to assess, critically examine and utilize various forms of knowledge in order to find the best practices for the work with clients and users within their own professional field. The student is able to: - Strengthen a critical approach by actively identify, explain and justify different problems in their own profession. - To develop own knowledgebase the student can independently collect and critically examine scientific knowledge within own professional field. - Consider both professionals' experiences and the person's experiences and circumstances as a base for application of integrated solutions to complex problems.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to - select, discuss and define a problem area within the profession and reflect on the degree of involvement of the individual person in the process - use relevant databases and keywords to find scientific knowledge in own professional field. - collate, evaluate and combine scientific works in a systematic review - discuss the degree to which the individual / client / person / user have the opportunity to contribute to the best practice process

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

For occupaional therapists. 2013-2014: Evidence- based occupational therapy

Recommended or required reading

Backman, J. (2008). Rapporter och uppsatser. Lund: Studentlitteartur. Bury, T., Mead, J. (2000). Evidence-based healthcare. A practical guide for therapists. Holm, M. (2000). Our mandate for new millenium: Evidence-based practice. AJOT, 54; 575-84. Kassirer, Jerome P, Kopelman, Richard I. & Wong, John B. (2009). Learning clinical reasoning. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN10:078179515X. Taylor M. Clare (2007) Evidence-Based Practice for Occupational Therapists. Whiley: Blackwell

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 5 hours
  • Small-group work - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 65 hours
  • Seminars - 10 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

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass Examination 1 Individual written essay 60% Examination 2 Workshop participation P/F Examination 3 Group presentation 40 %


  • Forss Mia
  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
  • Kiukas Carina
  • Rosengren Åsa
  • Tana Jonas
  • Werner Tove
  • Sigfrids Ingmar


Sigfrids Ingmar

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-07-31

The timetable of the course

Kursen pågår 25.3. - 29.5. 2019. Delprestationer /kompletteringar (jmf omtent) kan lämnas in 21.6 och 31.7

Course enrolment period

2021-03-08 to 2021-04-04

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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