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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Students develop their competence within the field of occupational therapy by: -understanding the creative activities central purpose and meaning within Occupational Therapy practice - getting a fundamental knowledge about group- therapy in OT -getting fundamental understanding about how occupational therapists plan, lead and carry out the use creative activities in a group setting. -understanding how the relationship between the right to be occupied, from a creative point of view, impact on the persons perception of health. - knowing the Flow-theory

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: -explain the terms: creativity,creative activities and know the WHO definition on health and well- being. -fundamental knowledge on what can be achieved in OT when creative activities are the method used and how these kind of activities have an impact on the clients health (per WHO def.) - tell how the difficulty level of the creative activity has an impact in the clients well-being when carrying out the creative activity - use his fundamental knowledge about group- therapy in OT by planning and be the leader of a group-session where creative activity/activities is/are used.

Course contents

Lectures. Student will practice expressive and creative activities, crafts. Students will plan and function as leaders for activity groups. Project

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic Course in Occupational Therapy

Previous course names

Activity analys I Activity analys II Therapeutic activity 2008

Additional information

The practical training is compulsory

Recommended or required reading

Reference literature: Cole, B. Marilyn.2005. Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy.3rd.ed. Slack. Csikszentmihailyi, Mihaily.1997. Den optimala upplevelsens psykoligi. Natur och Kultur Drake, M. 1999. Crafts in Therapy and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed.Slack inc.: Thorofare. Eriksson, M. Lilliesköld, J. 2004 Handbok för mindre projekt. Stockholm:Liber Fidler, S. Gail, Velde P. Beth. 1999. Activities. Reality and Symbols. SLACK. Lamport, K.N, Coffey, S. M, Hersch, I. G. 2001.Activity Analysis & Application. SLACK. Nordberg, K. 2002 Projekthandboken – Planera, leda och värdera projekt.Falköping: Förlags AB Björnen. Pierce, D. 2003. Occupation by Design. Building Therapeutic Power. Philadelphia:F.A Davis Company Uutela, T.2006. Terapeuttinen toiminta koululaisten ryhmäkuntoutuksessa. Pro Gradu tutkielma. Terveystieteen laitos/ Jyväskylän yliopisto. http://thesis.jyu.fi/06/URN_NBN_fi_jyu- 2006409.pdf

Study activities

  • Lectures - 8 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 4 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours
  • Seminars - 6 hours
  • - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Planning and leading a group activity + hand in a project report

Assessment requirements

1) Planning and leading a group activity - Projectplan 2) Carrying out the plan with group of own choice 3) Projectreport


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-06-13

The timetable of the course

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Assessment methods

  • 2014-02-17 - Reports and productions
  • 2014-03-14 - Other assignments

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