Core Module Information
Module title: Person Occupation Environment 1

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11111
Module leader: Julia Sterman
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module facilitates a critical, and evidence-informed examination of the theory and practice of human performance from a psycho-social perspective in relation to Occupational Therapy. During the module you will critically apply and develop core knowledge of the person in relation to their occupations and environment (or ‘PEO’). This mean you will develop your critical thinking skills with regards to how disruption to everyday occupations, especially by challenges in relation to psycho-social health, can affect a person’s overall well-being and how Occupational Therapy can be applied to address this.
The following components are indicative of the content of this module:
Application of theories of stress, coping, transition, adjustment and loss in relation to occupational performance and the practice of occupational therapy across the lifespan.
Human occupation in relation to individual’s with anxiety, depression and substance misuse and occupational marginalisation.
Occupational Therapy treatment planning, implementation and evaluation in relation to psycho-social perspectives and occupational therapy
National and global policy in relation to delivery of mental well-being service including that of a critical understanding of capacity and gaining informed consent
Theories of consent and capacity
Technology and environmental resources/adaptations in relation to mental well-being
Approaches to written, verbal and non-verbal communication

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the psychosocial needs of individuals across a range of situations, always acting in a non-discriminatory manner and in the best interests of the service user, and demonstrating effective and appropriate verbal and non-verbal skills.
LO2: Critically review national and global policy and its relationship the delivery of services and Occupational Therapy, while understanding the contribution of others working together.
LO3: Appraise current theories relating to stress, adaptation, transition, loss and bereavement for individuals and communities and the concept of informed consent.
LO4: Assess occupational performance needs in relation to social, psychological and physical health and social care-based needs and perspectives, such as, clinical depression, substance use and misuse, homelessness.
LO5: Plan, implement and evaluate appropriate occupation-focussed interventions to meet identified individual occupational needs, using technology and modifying the environment accordingly.
LO6: Appraise current theories relating to, and the concept of, capacity and informed consent.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Catriona Connell
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 5
Face To Face Tutorial 25
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 33 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC11111 Person Occupation Environment 1