Module Details

HS251-5-PS-CO: Occupational Therapy In Physical And Mental Health

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Health and Human Sciences
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
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: Ms Anita Steinberg
Teaching Staff: Anita Steinberg and Selena Hammond
Contact details: Ian Mounteney Inter-professional learning administrator Tel: 01206 874488

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module is designed to examine issues of mental health and ill-health and the impact these have on human performance. A variety of issues will be explored from a bio-psychosocial perspective. The complexities of occupation are considered and the role of the occupational therapist in enabling clients and carers to deal with the effects of mental-ill-health will be examined. The theoretical and philosophical basis of occupational therapy practice will be applied throughout this module, using a reflective approach.

Indicative Content

-Bio-psychosocial factors impacting on mental health and ill-health
-Models of practice, frames of reference and approaches
-Aspects of spirituality, culture, race
-The OT process
-Occupational performance
-Impact on carers
-Technology of poster presentation
-Affective disorders
-Organic conditions e.g. dementia
-Personality disorders
-Review and evaluation

Learning and Teaching Methods

-Case studies
-Video discussion
-Problem-based learning
-Group work
-External speakers


100 per cent Coursework Mark


100 per cent Coursework Mark 1500 word reflective assignment and 3000 word complex case study assignment


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