Participation in activity
2015-2016 - ERG1041 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

All the courses from the first semester

Expected learning outcomes

During the course the student will have acquired insight into how participation and activity are decisive factors to how people understand health and the quality of life. The aging process, participation and well-being for older people will be discussed and linked up to environmental factors. The students will be taught about how to adapt for participation and well-being for children, young people and their families. Strategies for how to cope with and tackle challenges will be discussed.

Knowledge : The student will be able to:

  • Account for how the concept participation is related to the individual level, the group level and the level of society
  • Understand how laws, regulations and guidelines influence the practice of occupational therapists
  • Account for basic theories and concepts within the field of occupational therapy in relation to creativity and meaningful activities
  • Based on scientific literature, be able to describe the importance of meaningful activity in case of physical, respectively mental illness

Skills : The student will be able to:

  • Use occupational therapeutic methods to suggest and motivate for meaningful participation in activities
  • Describe the importance of active participation in the patient’s rehabilitation
  • Describe the interaction between individual, activity and the environment, and how this is linked to the performance of and the participation in activities
  • Perform activity analysis
  • Apply theoretical models that can be used as a basis for clinical work, and give support to how the collection and analysis of data, objectives and action plans can be implemented

General competence : The student will be able to:

  • Work in a knowledge-based way when giving occupational therapeutic treatment
  • Reflect on the choice of activity and motivational factors when meeting people of different age, sex, background, ethnicity and functional level
  • Understand the role of occupational therapists in connection with problem solving


Anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, cognition, activity analysis, the process of occupational therapy, knowledge based practice

Teaching Methods

PBL (Problem Based Learning)

Teaching Methods (additional text)

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

Form(s) of Assessment

Portfolio Assessment

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

2 individual exams:

  • Part 1; written portfolio to be handed in with 1-2 papers (50%)
  • Part 2; poster presentation with an oral presentation (50%)
  • Both parts must be awarded a passing grade in order for the course to be awarded a passing grade

Part 1; grading will be based on a comprehensive assessment of the portfolio.

Part 2; An assessment of the poster presentation made on the basis of the portfolio, and the oral presentation will also be made on the basis of a comprehensive assessment of the poster presentation and of the oral presentation.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

2 internal 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. Part 1 must have received a passing grade in order for the student to perform Part 2. In case of not being awarded a passing grade for part 2, the student will be obliged to do a re-sit exam for this part only.

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.