Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that student will develop
his/her competence regarding:

  • occupational therapy by searching for best
    evidence which support the clinical practice.
  • occupational therapy process and professional
    reasoning by considering the individual client's
    situation when using research results as a base
    for intervention.
  • research and development in occupational therapy
    and occupational science by developing his/her
    ability to use evidence based process to search
    for evidence in qualitative and quantitative
    research results. Student is also aware of the
    limitations regarding research results in clinical
    practice.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the process of evidence based practice
    and clinical reasoning
  • recognize the different stages in research
    process
  • use databases to search for research articles in
    occupational therapy.
  • use the evidence based process to search for
    evidence in different areas of occupational
    therapy
  • summarize results from research articles in
    occupational therapy.
  • be aware of the importance to consider client's
    individual situation when using research results
    in therapy intervention.

Course contents

Process for evidence based occupational therapy.
Process for clinical reasoning. Databases. Critical
review of research articles.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic course in 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.
Taylor M. Clare (2007) Evidence-Based Practice for
Occupational Therapists. Whiley: Blackwell
Schell, John W. & Boyt Schell, Barbara A. (2007).
Clinical and professional reasoning in
occupational therapy. Lippincott Williams &
Wilkins. ISBN10:0781759145
Kassirer, Jerome P, Kopelman, Richard I. & Wong,
John B. (2009). Learning clinical reasoning.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN10:078179515X.
Artiklar som grupperna söker i samband med
undervisningen:
Guidetti,S., Andersson,K., Andersson,M.,Tham,K.
2010. Client-centered self-care intervention after
stroke. A feasibility study. Scandinavian Journal
of Occupational therapy. 17(4)276-285.
Gunnarsson, A., Peterson, K., Leufstaduius, C.,
Jansson, J. & Eklund, M. 2010. Client perceptions
of the Tree Theme Method: a structured
intervention based on storytelling and creative
activities. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational
Therapy,17 (3) 200-208
McDonald, R.A., Surtees, R. 2007. Longitudinal
study evaluating a seating system using a sacral
pad and kneeblock for children with cerebral
palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29(13),
1041-1047.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 5 hours
  • Practical exercises - 5 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 76 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours
  • Seminars - 7 hours

Workload

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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Passed in written tasks which are included in the
course exam.
Active participation in seminars and group work
The final grade for the course is based on both
the results from written tasks and active
participation in seminars and group works.

Teacher

  • Keltto Tarja
  • Tana Jonas

Examiner

Arola Annikki

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-05-31

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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