Health and activity
Study plans 2016-2017 - ERG1022 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is for the students to understand the relationship between the activities of human beings and their experience with health. They will know how the international set of rules form a body of regulations for work in the health sector. Students will acquire insight into the philosophy of occupational therapy, and into important models for work in practice concerning adaption and intervention.

Knowledge : The student will be able to:

  • Explain the connection between the daily activities of human beings and their health and quality of life
  • Be oriented about WHO’s Framework within the field of health and the UNs Resolution on Human Rights
  • Understand and reproduce ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) as well as be able to measure the reduction of health and function on both the levels of the individual and that of the society

Skills : The student will be able to:

  • Account for how activity can contribute to people achieving goals that imply an increased experience of life quality, and be able to describe the interaction between the individual, activity and the environment
  • Plan and implement an activity analysis
  • Analyse how an activity is performed in the individual’s daily environment on the basis of the requirements in order to perform the activity. This based on the person’s motoric skills, process skills, communication skills and skills of interaction, among other things occupational therapeutic principles related to strain injuries.

General competence : The student will be able to:

  • Have knowledge of theories and models within the area of activity and health
  • Have knowledge of the importance of activity balance (meaning a survey of and mapping out of the activity pattern of daily life with the intention of clarifying an adapted amount of activity with the right balance between work, rest, spare time and social activities)
  • Have knowledge of the basic methods within the fields of new ideas and innovation


Activity analysis, activity balance, ICF

Teaching Methods

PBL (Problem Based Learning)

Teaching Methods (additional text)

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

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Two internal examiners

Re-sit examination

Re-sit exam will be conducted according to the exam procedures for Bachelor in occupational therapy to be found on the university college’s website

Examination support

ICF model, WHO’s Framework

Coursework Requirements

Approved obligatory student attendance in the course. Obligatory attendance is more fully described in the curriculum and in the course schedules.

Three-hour creativity course (3IKK): The student must have participated in 3IKK, teaching and group practice

Teaching Materials

Bachelor of occupational therapy at GUC has resource literature. An overview of updated resource literature can be found on the home pages of the university college. Tutoring in the choice of literature will be given by the course teacher.