Assessment of Occupation and Participation in Occupational Therapy, 5 cr - STTS2013
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Learning outcomes of the course
Purpose of the course
In this course you will learn occupation based reliable use of assessment methods focusing on occupations and participation. Supporting human occupation and participation should always be based on careful baseline assessment and goal setting. Occupation and participation can be assessed by observing, interviewing, self-evaluating and measuring.
Professional relationships and partnerships
Knowledge in occupational therapy
After the course you can choose and use client centered and occupation based and focused assessment methods in a reliable way in order to assess occupation, experience and participation of a client. You will be able to observe and describe the quality of occupation by documentation. You will understand the aspects affecting occupation. You will know the differences between non standardized and standardized assessment methods. You will be able to choose purposeful assessment methods to be used taking into consideration the reliability, usability and ethical viewpoints.
In this course you will study occupation based and occupation focused assessment methods in order to assess client´s occupation, experience and participation. You will learn to use the methods in reliable and ethical ways. You will learn to observe occupation. You will learn how to interpret the assessment results and how to document them. You will learn to differentiate non standardized and standardized assessment methods and understand validity, reliability and repeatability of an assessment method. You scrutinize occupational therapy assessment with ICF framework.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
You need to understand the phases of occupation centered assessment process in occupational therapy. You need to know how to set client centered and occupation focused goals. You need to have experience using interview and self evaluation methods.
Assessment criteria, passed/failed
You can choose a client centered and occupation based assessment method suitable for a client´s needs. You can reason the choice by taking into consideration the client´s needs, method´s repeatability and usability. You can analyze client´s occupation by using a chosen method. You are able to describe the quality of occupation by recognizing the main aspects affecting occupation, experience and participation. You recognize client factors and environmental factors affecting occupation. You are able to consider when client factors need to be assessed more precisely. You can explain the differences between non standardized and standardized methods. You consider ethical viewpoints of your assessment process.