Core Module Information
Module title: Humans as Occupational Beings

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

Module code: HSC11128
Module leader: Juman Simaan
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module allows you to examine and critique the central values and philosophy of Occupational Science and relate to the development of occupational therapy as a profession. The module will develop your critical understanding of, and your ability to evaluate, the importance of ‘occupation’ to humans, across the lifespan. It will also develop your knowledge of the importance of occupation to health and well-being, and to consider concepts of occupational justice in relation to occupational choices and opportunities for people and their communities. As part of the module, you will critically analyse occupations by participating in, and analyzing, the ways in which we occupy our time influencing health and well-being. This will allow you to justify occupation as an intervention.
Your learning will be facilitated by studying the following components of occupation as a construct:
• Occupation and its relationship to health and well-being, including ideas of neutral occupations and occupational possibilities.
• Defining occupation and related constructs.
• The dynamic nature of occupation.
• Humans as occupational beings across the lifespan emphasizing life transitions, social and cultural diversity, and identity
• Occupational justice: a history of occupation in societies, including the institutional, socio-political and cultural influences on occupation
• The relevance of the history of occupational therapy in relation to the future of the profession and your own professional development

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Understand how occupations and occupational experiences contribute to the health and well-being of humans across the lifespan and critically reflect on your own occupation knowledge and developing skills.
LO2: Critique the evolution and development of occupational science and concepts of occupational justice, particularly in relation to life transitions, social and cultural diversity, inclusion, and identity.
LO3: Recognise and respect the for differing occupational needs of the people and their communities, in a non-discriminatory manner using cultural humility, recognising the impact of socio-cultural, political, and economic factors on occupational opportunities
LO4: Analyse occupations and activities in terms of the elements contributing to the performance engagement and participation in occupations, drawing on relevant evidence sources.
LO5; Engage in critical analysis of the history of occupational therapy and relevance to the development of contemporary professional practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Juman Simaan
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 10
Face To Face Lecture 28
Online Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 142
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC11128 Humans as Occupational Beings