Occupational Therapy

Analysis of Activities, Occupations and Performance Context

Lecture, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

• are able to carry out activity analyses by analysing demand and capacity.
• learn about client centred occupational analysis as part of diagnosis and are able to assess the quality of performance of specific activities (occupational performance).
• know about the benefits of activity analysis and occupational analysis and can transfer them to occupational therapy practice.
• can observe people engaged in occupations and carry out an occupational analysis.
• know methods for assessing occupational problems and occupational performance.

Learning outcomes

In this module the students learn about the theoretical fundamentals of occupational therapy, in particular human occupation and its relation to health and wellbeing. They experience themselves as ‘occupational beings’, acquire basic knowledge of occupational science and learn about the significance of interaction between personal, environmental and occupational factors for occupational therapy. The students learn to analyse, reflect and present the occupational situations of people of different age. The students are made familiar with the core competences of occupational therapy and are trained to engage in self-observation/reflection and observation/reflection of others.
Cognitive level:
- are familiar with the core terms of occupational therapy as well as opportunities, advantages and limits of occupational orientation and client focus.
- know about the interactions between occupation, health and wellbeing and can put them in relation to their private and professional lives.
- know different methods for assessing occupational problems and occupational performance.
- are familiar with key terms of occupational science.
Psychomotor level:
- can explain terms relevant for occupational therapy in their own words.
- can analyse and describe the occupational situations of people of different age groups based on an occupational history or an occupational profile.
- expand and reflect on their social skills and self-competence.
Affective level:
- can detect differences in occupational behaviour based on practical exercises and relate them to their own actions.
- experience group dynamic processes and reflect on them under supervision.
Contribution to the acquisition of competences according to FH-MTD-AV Annex 5, 8 and 9: FM2, FM6, FM7, FM8, SKS1-3, 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


Assessment methods and criteria

written or oral module exam