Module Details

HS155-4-PS-CO: Performance And Occupation

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Health and Human Sciences
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
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: Miss Selena Hammond
Teaching Staff: Selena Hammond
Contact details: Ian Mounteney Inter-professional learning administrator Tel: 01206 874488874496

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module enables you to develop your understanding of the importance of occupation to an individual and the relationship between occupation, health and well-being. It also helps develop your appreciation of the demands that normal activity places on people, making it possible to consider where and how people may be dysfunctional in their lives.
Opportunities are provided for you to explore occupation and to develop skills in analysis that underpin occupational therapy interventions.

Indicative Content;

Kinesiology - movement and action in the human body
Analysis of the demands made by participation in activity - physical/motor, cognitive, sensory, perceptual and psychosocial/psychological factors.
Ergonomics of a range of activities
Process and components of activity analysis
Task analysis
The cardiovascular system, including the immune system.
The respiratory system
Musculo-skeletal system
The nervous system (including the central and peripheral systems)
Theories of perception and memory
Theories of learning - behaviourist and cognitive
Motivation, personality and emotional development
Social interaction - non-verbal communication, conformity, obedience, leadership and groups
The impact of the social system on patterns of social differentiation, life changes and the life-course
Socialisation and the life-course: approaches to personal and interpersonal change

Learning and Teaching Methods

-Group work


100 per cent Coursework Mark


  • None Specified.

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