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Occupation for Health and Wellbeing - Online

Occupation for Health and Wellbeing - Online


This short course aims to enable you to understand how what we do as human beings impacts upon our health and wellbeing. You will apply the principles to both yourself and others. The online course involves self-directed study and online seminars and is at Level 4 (1st year of degree level).  

What you will study

By the end of the module you will be able to:
• Identify the underpinning theory of human’s as occupational beings.
• Describe the key principles of occupational science.
• Apply the principles of occupational science to yourself.
• Identify the underpinning philosophy of occupational therapy as a profession.
• Identify current trends in occupational therapy practice.
• Relate current trends in occupational therapy practice to the underpinning theory and philosophy of the profession.

Topics covered include concepts such as:
• person, environment and occupation
• meaningful occupation
• dark side of occupation
• occupational balance
You will then apply the concepts to different practice settings such as children and mental health.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who has some experience of studying and who:
• Is interested in occupational therapy
• Is considering studying occupational therapy
• Is working in a social prescribing role
• Is working as an activity co-ordinator
• Is working within occupational therapy
• Is working in a related area


There are two parts to the assessment:
Part 1: an online test focussing on key terms related to occupation and occupational science
Part 2: a 1500 word reflective essay applying principles to yourself and a practice setting


20 credits at level 4 (1st year of degree level)

Course dates

The next course will start on 27th September 2021 and will run for 12 weeks.  There will be an online seminar every two weeks on a Thursday evening.
You will need to log on weekly to engage in online course content.





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