The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Et 2001 - 2004 - Research and theory development


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

1 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to give the student a broader view of concepts used in occupational therapy research. The aim is also to give the student a deeper understanding of the connections between occupational science and occupational therapy.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student:
-is able to define concepts in occupational therapy and explore their relationship with occupational performance.
-can explore the basics of occupational science.

Course contents

Orientation of actual research in occupational therapy.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Theories in Occupational therapy I and II

Recommended or required reading

Kielhofner, G. 2002. Model of Human Occupation. Theory and Application. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Zemke, R., Clark, F. 1996. Occupational science. The Evolving Discipline. Philadelphia: F.A Davis Company. ISBN 0-8036-01348-7
Wilcock, A. 1998. An Occupational Perspective on Helath. Thorofare: Slack Incorporated. ISBN 1-55642-358-6

Study activities

  • Lectures - 13 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 8 hours
  • Individual studies - 19 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 40 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 19 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 21 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions


Arola Annikki


Arola Annikki

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

09.01.07 kl 13.15-16.00: Introduktion till kursen. Presentation av individuell uppgift. Teoriernas betydelse i forskningprocessen. Aktivitetsvetenskap inom ergoterapi.
10.01.2007 kl 09:15 - 12:00: Begrepp inom ergoterapiforskning
17.01.07 kl 08.30-12.00 Grupparbete kring teoretiska begrepp.
25.01.07 kl 08.30-12.00: Redovisning av grupparbete. OBLIGATORISK NÄRVARO
31.01.07 kl 10.15-12.00: Handledning kring individuell uppgift.

Assessment methods

  • 2006-11-20 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2006-11-20 - Reports and productions

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