Occupational Therapy

Complex Case Studies 1

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Students develop (complex) case studies describing geriatric clients in the activity fields of self-care, productivity and leisure. The module aims to provide students with comprehensive professional action competence based on the occupational therapy process and enable smooth transfer from theory to practice.

The students • apply strategies of solution-oriented, independent learning by formulating, elaborating and presenting learning goals. • acquire basic knowledge and action strategies concerning concrete occupational therapy procedures in daily practice. • learn to implement individual steps of the occupational therapy process in theory by learning to collect information, analyse problems, find and critically examine solutions. • consolidate their knowledge of clinical reasoning processes in occupational therapy and are able to apply and reflect on them in case studies.      

Learning outcomes

The students • learn to analyse a topic or a question, find and use suitable sources of information and finally compare, select and implement appropriate solutions. • enhance their problem solving skill by acquiring knowledge that can be used flexibly and by developing interdisciplinary competences. • are made familiar with the concept of self-directed learning. • acquire basic knowledge and action strategies that help them cope with future problems and motivate them to engage in life-long learning. • enhance their problem solving skills through logical analytical thinking. • take into account all steps of the occupational therapy process when developing the case studies. • expand their social and team skills through group work. • practice to communicate and argue relevant content of the occupational therapy process to the target group.  • are actively involved in their own learning process by independently constructing their knowledge.       

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books, journals and relevant primary literature will be announced by the lecturers at the start of the course or are included in the relevant syllabus.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Modules 1-28

Assessment methods and criteria

Written or oral module exam