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...

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to...

Course contents

Activity and participation, The value of activity,
Valmo, Occupational Science and Occupational

Previous course names

Basic course in Occupational Therapy (2012-2013)
Basic course in Occupational Therapy (2013-2014)

Recommended or required reading

Mandatory literature for the examination:

Christansen, Charles. H & Townsend, Elizabeth.
A. 2010. Introduction to Occupation.
The Art and Science of Living. 2:dra upplagan.
Jersey: Pearson. Kap 1 and 5.

Erlandsson, L-K. Persson, D. 2014. ValMO-
modellen. Ett redskap för
aktivitetsbaserad arbetsterapi. Lund:

Gustavsson, A. (red) 2007. Delaktighetens
språk. Lund: Studentlitteratur. Följande
Kapitel 4: s. 61-81

Law, M. 2002. Participation in the occupations
of everyday life. Am J Occ Therapy.
56 (6) 640-

Meyer, A. 1922. The philosophy of occupational
therapy. Archives of occupational
therapy, vol 1, 1-10.

More for reading:

Hemmingsson, H. & Jonsson, H. 2005. An
Occupational Perspective on the Concept of
Participation in the International
Classification of Functioning, Disability and
Health?Some Critical Remarks. Am J Occ Therapy.
59(5), 569?576
Joutsivuo, T. ed. 2005. Mistä toi on tullut.
Suomalaisen toimintaterapian historia.
Helsingfors. Edita.
Reilly, M. 1962. Occupational therapy can be
one of the great ideas of 20-th
century medicine.Eleanor Clark Slage lecture.
Am J Occ Ther 16 (1), 1-9

Persson, D. et al. 2001. Value dimensions,
meaning and complexity in human occupation - a
tentative structure for analysis. Scandinavian
journal of occupational therapy; 8, 7-18

Pierce, D. 2014. Occupational science research
describing occupation. I: Pierce, D.
Occupational science for occupational therapy.
Thorofare, NJ : Slack. s. 13-21
Royeen, C. 2024. In search of graphical methods
to describe morning routines in
science. I: Pierce, D. (red) Occupational
science for occupational therapy.
Thorofare, NJ
: Slack. s. 67-77
Wood, W. 2014. Environmental influence on daily
time use and well-being. I: Pierce,
D. (red) Occupational science for occupational
therapy. Thorofare, NJ : Slack. s.


Study activities

  • Lectures - 22 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 4 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 61 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 20 hours
  • Seminars - 8 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 the
following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination
demonstrations and presentations, reports and
produktions, essays, and also presence at
specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade
follows: ...


  • Arell-Sundberg Marina
  • Arola Annikki
  • Hagström Sarah
  • Werner Tove


Arell-Sundberg Marina

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-12-01

The timetable of the course

Kursens tidtabell är presenterad i de bokningar
som gjorts i ARBS samt finns presenterat på
kursens eget utrymme på Itslearning

Assessment methods

2020-10-25 - Reports and productions

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