Purpose of the course
In this course you will learn to understand the connection between health, activity and lifestyle. You will learn ways how to support lifestyles within your own profession. You will apply these way in authentic guiding situations.
Client competence in health and social care
Competence in occupational therapy process and clinical reasoning
After completing this course you will know how health, activity and lifestyle are related to each other. You will understand, how to support lifestyles by using your own professional theory base and evidence based knowledge. You will be able to apply this knowledge in authentic guiding situations by examing the clients´ needs and supportig them to obey health promoting lifestyles.
In this course, you get to know the relationship between health, occupation and lifestyle. You consider the meaning of supporting lifestyle’s as a part of social and health care procedure in your own profession. You use actual evidence-based- and research material in the process. You familiarize yourself with evidence-based programs that support lifestyle such as Lifestyle Redesign-program. You deepen your understanding of how to motivate your client with transtheoretical model of change and motivational interviewing approach. You become familiar with using occupation and technology as tools for change. You plan and carry out lifestyle guidance situations where you use occupation-based methods.
Assessment criteria, passed/failed
Pass: You show understanding of the relationship between health, occupation and lifestyle. You use reasoning when examining the meaning of supporting lifestyle from your own profession’s perspective as well as in social- and healthcare overall. You plan and carry out theory- and occupation- based lifestyle guidance. You show that you can evaluate your own professional function by using theory.
Fail: You cannot show understanding of of the relationship between health, occupation and lifestyle. Examining the meaning of supporting lifestyle as a part of social and health care procedure is not justifiable. Evaluation of your own professional function is inadequate.
Language of instruction
Mari Kantanen, Jaana Ritsilä
01.08.2022 - 31.07.2023
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Occupational Therapy