Core Module Information
Module title: 'Doing' Occupational Therapy in Practice

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

Module code: HSC11130
Module leader: Juman Simaan
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This long module incorporates theoretical and placement components, the module facilitates a critical understanding of the theory and practice of human performance in occupational therapy. During the module, you will develop appreciation of the Occupational Therapy Process, underpinned by professional reasoning. This will include an ability to justify and critique methods of evaluation, goal setting, treatment planning and implementation, analysis of outcomes in relation to person-centred care. Content will also include how and in what way professional reasoning influences the design and delivery of the occupational process, including relevant theories applied through an occupation-focused lens.
Your learning will be facilitated by studying the following components:
• Occupational therapy models, professional reasoning and decision-making processes, outcomes measures/methods, and assessment principles (e.g., occupational formulation, occupational profile).
• Considerations of psychometric properties of assessment tools and their ethical use whilst in practice
• Environmental evaluation, including the role of assistive devices, equipment, and technology and socioeconomic and cultural factors
• Critically analyse and apply occupation-based interventions that align with the values of people and communities.
• To critique and evaluate the role of current legislation and influence on professional practice
• Two placements (265 (7 wks) and 300 hrs (8 wks)) Total 565 hrs where you will demonstrate abilities to apply theories and understanding to practice, working with service users and staff; which will consolidate/expand knowledge and skills from this module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically apply the principles of The Occupational Therapy Process, reflecting and articulating on decision-making and professional reasoning and documenting the process.
LO2: Critique relevant Frames of Reference as they apply to occupational therapy conceptual models in relation to evidence informed practice and the best interests of people
LO3: Justify and critically elaborate appropriate assessment strategies, outcome measures/methods and tools to identify occupational performance needs, whilst considering the ethical, cultural, and moral implications of assessment
LO4: Evaluate the implementation of task and environmental adaptations or modifications, justifying their role in facilitating inclusion and participation
LO5: Demonstrate the professional behaviours and responsibilities and achievement of the practice education 1 and 2 learning outcomes. You will be expected to adhere to Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and Royal College of Occupational Therapists Professional Standards for Occupational Therapy Practice, Conduct, and Ethics (2021).

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 002
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 Lecture 40
Online Tutorial 10
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Placement (Practical) 0 5 14/15 HOURS= #..##
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC11130 Doing Occupational Therapy in Practice