Project management in occupational therapy
Study plans 2016-2017 - ERG3001 - 5 ECTS


  • ERG1021
  • ERG1041
  • ERG1031

On the basis of

Previous courses

Expected learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is for the student to acquire intensive knowledge about theories and models for projects and project management in the field of health. After completion of the course the student will be able to work independently as a project manager for defined projects within the fields of health like for example universal design and welfare technology.

Knowledge : The student will be able to:

  • Analyse theories and models of projects and project management within the field of health, have an overview of current research about project management
  • Analyse and discuss possibilities and risk connected to project phases
  • Have knowledge about how projects can be successfully transformed to ordinary operations
  • Have Knowledge of project economics on a general basis

Skills : The student will be able to:

  • Analyse different management styles and their influence on a project
  • Identify and analyse the influence of interested parties on health projects
  • Have the skills needed to design a project plan
  • Report on, and document the development of a project

General competence : The student will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate management problems in health projects
  • Critically evaluate aspects of quality in health projects


  • Project management
  • Health projects
  • Method
  • Project management theories

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, project work and self-study.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 2 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

The assessment consists of two exams that each count for 50%

  • Exam 1: The students complete in groups a project in a mini-format within the field of project management. This project is to be presented group wise to their fellow-students and internal examiners during a seminar. The project will be assessed according to the presentation.
  • Exam 2: A 2-hour individual written exam with a focus on the theories presented during the course
  • Both exams must be awarded a passing grade for the course to be approved.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

2 internal examiners

Re-sit examination

Re-sit exam for the written exam and for the project work will be conducted according to exam procedures for Bachelor in occupational therapy to be found on the home pages of the university college. In case of a failing grade in one of the parts, the student will only have to resit for this exam.

Coursework Requirements

  • Approved obligatory attendance during the course. Obligatory attendance is described in detail in the curriculum and in the course schedules.
  • Being an opponent during the exam seminar

Teaching Materials

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy at 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.

Additional information

In case of a re-sit exam, the student will be allowed to make use of his collection of data, but will have to write a new project report. During the re-sit the students can choose whether to write in groups or individually.