Psychosocial and somatic disabilities Part 2
2013-2014 - ERG2011 - 10 ECTS


  • ERG1011 Anatomy and Physiology
  • ERG1021 Health and Activity
  • ERG1041 Participation in Activity

On the basis of

  • EPR2001 Practice 2 Occupational therapy for somatic and psychosocial disabilities
  • ERG2001 Psychosocial and somatic disabilities Part 1

Expected learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is for the student to acquire knowledge about public health diseases and different challenges in the health sector; acquire knowledge about measures for prevention and rehabilitation. Obtain competence for adaption of surroundings and analyse the need for aids.

Knowledge : The student will be able to:

  • Account for public health diseases and lifestyle diseases f. ex. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases), diabetes, obesity and allergy
  • Describe the development of human beings from a physical, mental, cognitive and emotional perspective
  • Account for the role of rehabilitation so that the patient can regain as great an ability of function and activity as possible following injury or illness
  • Describe the function of habilitation when it comes to support and treatment of children, young people and adults who have permanent functional disabilities
  • Describe ill-health as a concept, and understand the importance of underlying factors for the existence of mental ill-health and have a knowledge of mastering and of coping strategies

Skills : The student will be able to:

  • Describe and compare different theories about physical, cognitive, social and personal development, and discuss different factors that influence the length and quality of people’s lives
  • Analyse and document the need of individual persons for technical aids and the adaptation to home/place of work/school
  • Have an innovative approach to the choice of solutions

General competence : The student will be able to:

  • Show competence in public health and the prevention of lifestyle diseases as well as in the adaptation of the surroundings


  • The life-long development of man
  • Lifestyle-related illnesses
  • Habilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ill-health
  • Strategies of coping
  • Technical aids

Teaching Methods

PBL (Problem Based Learning)

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course uses PBL as a pedagogical method. In this course this means working in basic units in addition to lectures, seminars, papers, skills training, group work and self-study.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal and external examiners

Re-sit examination

Re-sit exam will be conducted according to exam procedures for Bachelor in occupational therapy to be found on the home pages of the university college.

Examination support


Coursework Requirements

Approved obligatory attendance during the course. Obligatory attendance is described in detail in the curriculum and in the course schedules.

Teaching Materials

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy at GUC has resource literature. An overview of updated resource literature can be found on the homepages of the university college. Tutoring in the choice of literature will be given by the course teacher.