Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

the aim is that the students make an evidence based plan for a model of rehabilitation and measure the outcome of this plan.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to:
- understand how rehabilitation affects wellbeing and the ability to function
- plan and perform evidence based rehabilitation and measure the effects of rehabilitation
- realize the importance of her/his own contribution
- realize the importance of multiprofessional team work in improving living conditions

Course contents

Practical training including a written assignment

In the practical training the teacher who is the supervisor for the students make field visits to the practical training settings.

During these field visits the student, the supervisor in the practical placement and the teaching supervisor discuss the learning outcomes for the practical training in rehabilitation. In the learning outcomes the content of this practical training is expressed. The student has to play an active role in finding ways to develop his/her skills and knowledge.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Geriatric 1-3 and Rehabilitation in study year 2

Recommended or required reading

Bottomley J.M.M. & Lewis C.B.2003.
Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Clinical Approach
ISBN: 083852284X

Byers-Connon, S. Lohman, H. Padilla. R. 2004. Occupational therapy with elders : strategies for the COTA. St Louis: Mosby.

Christiansen, Baum.1997: Enabling Function and Well-Being. Thorofare: SLACK Incorporated
(chapters.3, 4, 8, 9,11)

Kauffman, L. Barr, O. Moran, L. 2007. Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual.2nd ed. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone.

Mackey, H. Nancarrow, S. 2006. Enabling independence. A guide for rehabilitation workers. Oxford: Blackwell publishing ltd

Neinstadt, Crepeau. 1998. Occupational therapy. 9th.ed.Unit 10, Diagnostic considerations in adults and older adult practise. ISBN:0-397-55192-4

Occupational therapy - enabling Function and Well-Being.1997. Chapter 1. ISBN: 1-55642-248-2

Study activities

Practical training - 133 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

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


Sundell Solveig

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

The practical training in rehabilitation is planned individually.

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