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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 that the student, at the end of the course, has a deeper understanding for conceptual models in occupational therapy. The student has also an understanding of how models can support the practical work in occupational therapy.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: -explain how theories in occupational therapy is connected to occupation. - examine and give an account of some articles which focus on theories in occupational therapy

Course contents

theories and conceptual models in occupational therapy: occupational adaptation model, ecological model, PEOP, occupational functioning model, biomechanical model, SI-model, NDT,CMOP-E, MOHO, Valmo model, Kawa model

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic courses in occupational therapy

Additional information

Compulsory precence at seminars and groupwork.

Recommended or required reading

Enabling occupation II: advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being & justice through occupation (2007)/ Elizabeth Townsend (ed.) Ottawa : Canadian association of occupational therapists. Erlandsson, L-K & Persson, Dennis. 2014. ValMO-modellen - ett redskap för aktivitetsbaserad arbetsterapi. Malmö: Studentlitteratur. Iwama, M. 2012. Kawamodellen : kulturrelevant arbetsterapi. Lund : Studentlitteratur Kielhofner, G. (2012) Model of Human Occupation. Teori och tillämpning. Lund: Studentlitteratur Kielhofner, G. (2004). Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy. Philadelphia: F.A Davis Company. Mattingly, C. (1998). Healing dramas and clinical plots: The narrative structure of experience. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press Turpin, M. ja Iwama, M.K. 2011. Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice - a field guide. Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier

Study activities

  • Lectures - 12 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 18 hours
  • Individual studies - 81 hours
  • Seminars - 4 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

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

All examination tasks should be marked with passed. Attendance at groupwork and seminars.


  • Arola Annikki
  • Haldin Denice


Haldin Denice

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2015-03-17

The timetable of the course

Kursen pågår intensivt under tiden 7.1 - 23.1.2014.

Assessment methods

  • 2015-01-20 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2015-01-22 - Reports and productions

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