Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim for the course is that the student is
able to assess, critically examine and utilize
various forms of knowledge in order to find the
best practices for the work with clients and
users within their own professional field.

The student is able to:
- Strengthen a critical approach by actively
identify, explain and justify different
in their own profession.
- To develop own knowledgebase the student can
independently collect and critically examine
scientific knowledge within own professional
- Consider both professionals' experiences and
the person's experiences and circumstances as a
base for application of integrated solutions
complex problems.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to
- select, discuss and define a problem area
within the profession and reflect on the degree
of involvement of the individual person in the
- use relevant databases and keywords to find
scientific knowledge in own professional field.
- collate, evaluate and combine scientific
works in a systematic review
- discuss the degree to which the individual /
client / person / user have the opportunity to
contribute to the best practice process

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

For occupaional therapists. 2013-2014: Evidence-
based 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.
Kassirer, Jerome P, Kopelman, Richard I. &
John B. (2009). Learning clinical reasoning.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Taylor M. Clare (2007) Evidence-Based Practice
for Occupational Therapists. Whiley: Blackwell

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 5 hours
  • Small-group work - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 65 hours
  • Seminars - 10 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

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass

Examination 1 Individual written essay 60%
Examination 2 Group presentation 40 %
Examination 3 Workshop participation P/F


  • Forss Mia
  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
  • Kiukas Carina
  • Rosengren Åsa
  • Sigfrids Ingmar
  • Tana Jonas
  • Werner Tove


Sigfrids Ingmar

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-10-31

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • 2022-04-24 - Other assignments

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