EPR2021 - Practice period 2 Occupational therapy for somatic and psychosocial disabilities and health promotion


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assessment of Practicum
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assessment of Practicum 100/100

Course content

Subject-based occupational therapeutic professional work: Anatomy and physiology, Pathology and functional disability with a special focus on neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and geriatrics, Psychology and the science of education, Ethics, Communication, coordination and conflict resolution, Professional ethics and a professional basis in the role of being a health professional, Activity analysis, Function analysis, The process of occupational therapy

Learning outcome

The purpose of the course is for the student to practice, and to reflect on basic skills for work in the profession, when meeting users/patients. There will be a special focus on neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and geriatrics with a high prevalence in the population.

Knowledge: The student will be able to:

  • Make use of relevant knowledge from natural- and social scientific topics linked to knowledge in the occupational therapy profession when meeting people during the practice period
  • Show insight into the challenges people with neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and/or geriatric illnesses can meet in their daily lives

Skills: The student will be able to:

  • Make use of relevant theory and research in relation to current issues during the practice period
  • Compile objectives and individual plans in collaboration with the user, and other relevant partners based on the resources and needs of the individual
  • Communicate in a therapeutic way with service users independent of their age, background or culture
  • Implement reporting and documentation based on the individual service user and in collaboration with the supervisor
  • Use occupational therapeutic methods, tools and instruments for analysis and treatment
  • Seek supervision and adhere to one¿s level of competence
  • Cooperate in a cross-disciplinary way

General competence: The student will be able to:

  • Perform all of the practice in accordance with ethical
  • Be understanding about the challenges of individual persons in all one's professional practice and be able to reflect on these
  • Show ability to be responsible for one¿s own learning by showing initiative and independence -Work professional guidelines for occupational therapists
  • Be innovative and solution-oriented in one¿s meeting with service users

Learning methods and activities

Practice Obligatoriske arbeidskrav: Approved obligatory attendance during the course. Obligatory attendance is described in detail in the curriculum and in the course schedules.A written paper related to the focus of the practice period must be presented at the seminar on the first day after the end of period of practice. The written work and the oral presentation must have been approved in order for the practice to be passed.

Further on evaluation

Clinical practice, reflection and supervision Re-sit examination: Students who are awarded a failing mark for a period of practice, must contact the Study Programme Coordinator order to agree on how to continue the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Occupational Therapy (BERG)

Required previous knowledge

ERG1011 Anatomy and physiology

ERG1021 Health and Activity

ERG1041 Participation in Activity

EPR1001 Practice 1. Activity and efficacy

Course materials

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy at NTNU in Gjøvik has resource literature. An overview of updated resource literature can be found on the homepages.

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Version: 1
Credits:  20.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Occupational Therapy
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Gjøvik


Examination arrangement: Assessment of Practicum

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assessment of Practicum 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assessment of Practicum 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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