Professional studies

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Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The module includes the competencies to work as a development and change actor and to work in the occupational therapy process based on a person-centered approach. The module covers the general competencies of local and global social-, innovation- and development- as well as communicative- and social competences. You have advanced knowledge of the professions work process that supports a structured and evidence-based approach. You apply flexible principles and methods for social entrepreneurship in order to promote activity justice at different levels in society. You analyze the imbalance in occupational opportunities for vulnerable groups in society. You act proactively as a change actor and social innovator in order to create constructive change for individuals and groups´ activities. Together with the users, you identify, implement and evaluate projects with an activity perspective that promotes lasting solutions in everyday life. You create contact within and between local networks and act as a bridge builder in social innovation projects. You act consciously in different social environments and can critically reflect on your own role in the context. You drive development and social innovations user-oriented and based on an ethical and economic impact assessment.
The competence described in the module is consolidated and strengthened through practical application.

SDG?s in focus:
3 Good health and Well-being
10 Reduced inequalities

Learning outcomes

You have knowledge of leadership in social and healthcare organizations.
You have in-depth knowledge of organizing rehabilitation in society.
You have knowledge of how legislation regulates society and at the placement on your internship.
You have knowledge of local and global actors as well as their social and economic connections.
You have knowledge of how the occupational therapist can develop his or her professional growth and competence through continuing education and continuous learning.

You use your advanced knowledge of occupational science as well as the profession's theories and models as a basis for your professional reasoning.
You carry out the occupational therapy process independently together with the people involved in the process.
You use self-leadership in work-oriented processes.
You use your in-depth skills in professional reasoning as a basis for the work.
You can present views and argue constructively in different professional and cultural contexts.
Based on evidence and ethical as well as economic impact assessment, you can drive development and social innovations based on a user-oriented approach.
You can market occupational therapy services to a select stakeholder by contacting, visiting and describing the occupational therapists area of work.

You affirm the person-centered approach at all stages of the occupational therapy process.
You cherish the person in her own context.
You affirm cultural diversity during practice.
You cherish the professional ethical principles when working with people.
You act consciously in different social environments and are well aware of your own role in the context.

Course contents

Practical training at a hospital, health center or other areas suitable for the occupational therapists competence.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Practical training I, II, III

Study activities

  • - 40 hours
  • Practical training - 230 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 270 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 270 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Written report after practical training is completed


  • Arell-Sundberg Marina
  • Backman Henrika
  • Peri Heidi
  • Werner Tove


Werner Tove

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No limit

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