Practice period 2 Occupational therapy for somatic and psychosocial disabilities
Study plans 2016-2017 - EPR2021 - 20 ECTS


  • ERG1011 Anatomy and physiology
  • ERG1021 Health and Activity
  • ERG1041 Participation in Activity
  • EPR1001 Practice 1. Skills training and practice

On the basis of

ERG 2001 Psychosocial and somatic disabilities Part 1

Expected learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is for the student to practice, and to reflect on basic skills for work in the profession, when meeting users/patients. There will be a special focus on neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and geriatrics with a high prevalence in the population.

Knowledg e: The student will be able to:

  • Make use of relevant knowledge from natural- and social scientific topics linked to knowledge in the occupational therapy profession when meeting people during the practice period
  • Show insight into the challenges people with neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and/or geriatric illnesses can meet in their daily lives

Skills : The student will be able to:

  • Make use of relevant theory and research in relation to current issues during the practice period
  • Compile objectives and individual plans in collaboration with the user, and other relevant partners based on the resources and needs of the individual
  • Communicate in a therapeutic way with service users independent of their age, background or culture
  • Implement reporting and documentation based on the individual service user and in collaboration with the supervisor
  • Use occupational therapeutic methods, tools and instruments for analysis and treatment
  • Seek supervision and adhere to one’s level of competence, and cooperate in a cross-disciplinary way

General competence : The student will be able to:

  • Perform all of the practice in accordance with ethical and professional guidelines for occupational therapists
  • Be understanding about the challenges of individual persons in all one’s professional practice and be able to reflect on these
  • Show ability to be responsible for one’s own learning by showing initiative and independence
  • Be innovative and solution-oriented in one’s meeting with service users


Subject-based occupational therapeutic professional work:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathology and functional disability with a special focus on neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and geriatrics
  • Psychology and the science of education
  • Ethics
  • Communication, coordination and conflict resolution
  • Professional ethics and a professional basis in the role of being a health professional
  • Activity analysis
  • Function analysis
  • The process of occupational therapy

Teaching Methods


Form(s) of Assessment

Assessment of Practicum

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Clinical practice, reflection and supervision

Grading Scale


External/internal examiner

Practice will be assessed by the contact teacher and the daily tutor/main tutor of the practice field

Re-sit examination

Students who are awarded a failing mark for a period of practice, must contact the Study Programme Coordinator order to agree on how to continue the course.

Coursework Requirements

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

A written paper related to the focus of the practice period must be presented at the seminar on the first day after the end of period of practice. The written work and the oral presentation must have been approved in order for the practice to be passed.

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.