The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


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Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

Competence in Occupational Therapy: After completing the practical training, the student has advanced theoretical knowledge in occupational therapy, and students have deepened their practical skills in working with different clients within a particular field of occupational therapy. Competence in Occupational thearpy process and professional reasoning: After completing the practical training, students can independently conduct the occupational therapy process with their clients. Students can take into account the client-centered approach in all phases of occupational therapy process. Students have deepened their skills in using clinical reasoning in their client work. Competence in professional independence and professional responisbility: After completing the practical training, the students have deepened their knowledge of how occupational therapists can develop their professional growth through continuing education and lifelong learning. Competence in research and develpoment in occupational therapy: After completing the practical training, the student has deepen their knowledge of evidence- based occupational therapy and he / she can use the process of evidence-based work in their client work Competence in admionistration of and promotion of occupational thearpy: After completing the practical training, the student has knowledge of the organization and its management strategies. He / she also have knowledge of the laws relating to employment and occupation in public and private social and health care.

Learning outcomes

Students use the occupational thearpy process in their client work Students describe occupational therapists opportunities for further education in the current placement Student search for research articles and makes a critical review of the article. Student compiles research on a specific question relating the occupational therapy for a particular client group which (s)he is working with Students describe the occupational therapists position within the organization. (S)he summarizes the employee's and employer's rights and obligations based on the collective agreement.

Course contents

Practical training at hospitals, health care centers or other placements where occupational therapists work.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Approved examination in OT courses from first to third year of studies, 45 ECTS credits from interdisciplinary subjects and approved registration for fieldwork I - III.

Additional information

Advanced vocational practice can be carried out at the chosen time after the preconditions have been met. Students inform the examiner of the course of the time and place of their practice, as well as the theme of the written assignment. The practice can be conducted as 10 or 15 ECTS (credits). In 10 ECTS (266 h - 7 weeks), the written development work is 40 h. In 15 ECTS (405 h - 10 weeks), the development work is 60 hours.

Recommended or required reading

Literature from previous theoretical courses. See information about prerequisite.

Study activities

  • Time for written work - 40 hours
  • Practical training - 226 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

Approved practical component. Written report.


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Group size

No limit (14 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Genomförs enligt indivduell tidsplan Carried out according to an individual schedule

Course enrolment period

2019-08-18 to 2020-07-31

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