Occupational Therapy

Activities – Adults

Seminar, 2.50 ECTS


Course content

The students
- perform activities themselves.
- learn to design and vary activities (e.g. effort, degree of difficulty) geared to the target group
- gather experience in the role of instructor and apply treatment principles of occupational therapy .
- are familiar with selected occupational therapy concepts and can apply them in example scenarios.
- document selected activities based on specific criteria.
- further develop professional key qualifications and core competences, especially problem solving strategies, teamwork, cooperation and communication skills and proximity/distance behaviour.
- are able to assess motor, process-related and social interaction skills based on specific criteria.

Learning outcomes

The students experience themselves as ‘occupational beings’ and carry out age-specific activities to learn about the significance of interaction between people, their environment and their occupations.
The students train their observation and analysis skills and practise the assessment of occupational performance. They are made familiar with the 10 dimensions of the performance context and develop a client-centred performance context.
The students develop task-related knowledge of crafting techniques and techniques relevant to daily routines using different media and apply principles of occupational therapy to instruct their fellow students in carrying out these techniques.
The students are able to plan, design and vary activities according to the target group.
The students apply and further develop the social skills and self-competences acquired in developing content and providing relevant instruction.
Acquisition of competences:
Cognitive level:
The students
- are familiar with age-specific occupations of adults and old people.
- are familiar with the core competences of occupational therapy and can relate them to themselves.
- are familiar with assessment criteria of motor, process-related and social interaction skills.
- develop hypotheses about difficulties in carrying out activities considering the components occupation-individual-environment.
Psychomotor level:
The students
- independently acquire task-related knowledge and skills for selected activities from the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure
- learn to perform selected activities themselves
- can support, advise and instruct clients in performing different daily routines geared to the target group
- are able to assess the quality of performance of specific activities (occupational performance) and identify supporting/hindering factors of the performance context.
- can analyse activities in terms of the competences required as well as time and space requirements and relate them to their own roles as ‘instructor’ or ‘instructed’.
- learn to consider all components required for the successful performance of activities.
- apply feedback rules in their reflection with fellow students.
Affective level:
The students
- gather experience in performing age-specific activities of adults and old people.
- experience the process of instructing and being instructed based on selected activities.
Contribution to the acquisition of competences according to FH-MTD-AV Annex 5, 8 and 9: FMK 2, FMK 5-8, FMK 11, SKS 1-3, SKS5

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, 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13

Assessment methods and criteria

written or oral module exam, work portfolio