Module Details

HS870-6-AU-CO: Foundations Of Occupational Therapy Practice

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Health and Human Sciences
Essex credit: 0
ECTS credit: 0
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Mark Francis-Wright
Teaching Staff: Dr. Mark Francis-Wright, Frances Sheppard, Selena Hammond, Dr. Steve Moores
Contact details: Hannah Bodsworth, Interprofessional Learning Administrator,, Tel; 01206 874496

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module builds on concepts presented in Occupational Performance in Practice, aiming to develop the students understanding of therapeutic activity and occupation in occupational therapy.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Overview: The module runs over 8 weeks culminating in a summative assessment.

Lectures: The module adopts a range of learning activities including lectures workshops, seminars, practical sessions, group work and tutorials

Independent: group study

Online: Lecture notes will be available to students prior to sessions on Moodle.There will also be a forum available for students to discuss issues on Moodle
Tutorials: Assessment tutorials will take place during the module

Skills: Students will develop and consolidate a range of skills throughout the module.


Course is PASS/FAIL only - no marks


  • Essential
  • Atkinson, K. Wells, C 2000 Creative Therapies: A psychodynamic approach within Occupational Therapy Nelson Thornes Ltd
  • Chisholm, D. Dohli, D. Schreiber, Cole, M. B. 2004 2012 Occupational Therapy Intervention Resource Manual A guide for Occupation-Based Practice
  • Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention, 34th Ed. Thomson, Delmar Learning Slack Incorporated
  • Creek J. (ed) 2008 Occupational Therapy & Mental Health (4th Ed) Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone
  • Curtin M, Molineaux m Supyk J(eds) 2009 Occupational Therapy and Physical dysfunction: Enabling Occupation 6th Edition. Churchill Livingstone
  • Crouch R & Alers V 2005 Occupational Therapy in psychiatry and Mental Health (4th Ed) London Whurr Publishers
  • Cynkin S. & Robinson A.M. 1990 Occupational Therapy and Activities health: Towards Health Through Activities Boston Little, Brown & Company
  • Duncan E 2009 Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone
  • Finlay, L 1997 Groupwork in Occupational therapy (2nd edition) Nelson Thornes
  • Finlay L. 2004 The Practice of Psychosocial Occupational Therapy (3nd Ed) Cheltenham Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Recommended
  • Crouch R & Alers V 2005 Occupational Therapy in psychiatry and Mental Health (4th Ed) London Whurr Publishers
  • Jacobs K. & Bettencourt C.M. 2007 Ergonomics for Therapists (3rd Ed) Butterworth Heinneman
  • Lewin J.E. & Reed C.A. 1998 Creative Problem Solving in Occupational Therapy Philadelphia Lippincott
  • McHugh Pendleton H & Schultz-Khrohn W. 2006 Pedretti's Occupational Therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (6th ed) Missouri Mosby Inc
  • Crepeau E.B. & Cohn E.S. (eds) 2010 Willard & Spackman's Occupational Therapy Philadelphia Lippincott
  • Schmid, T. 2005 Promoting Health through Creativity, For professionals in health, arts and education London and Philadelphia Whurr publishers
  • Journals
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Electronic
  • College of Occupational Therapists (2011) Professional Standards for Practice, London: College of Occupational Therapists downloadable from
  • Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency (2013) downloadable from
  • Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (2008) minor changes made 2012 downloadable from:

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