ERG2001 - Psychosocial and somatic disabilities Part 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

Pathology, evidence, documentation, occupational therapeutic treatment/rehabilitation, ADL, technical aids

Learning outcome

The purpose of the course is for the student to acquire knowledge about disabilities caused by diagnoses with a high prevalence in the population. Occupational therapeutic treatment, technical aids, testing, evaluation and assessment.
Knowledge: The student will be able to
-Account for and explain diagnoses within the fields of neurology, rheumatology and geriatrics with a high degree of prevalence in the population, and describe how these can cause segregation in working life and in participation in society
-Describe mental illnesses with a high prevalence in the population
-Describe principles for occupational therapeutic treatment, methods and strategies in case of physical and mental illness, and know the psycho-social and physical working environment factors¿ influence on human health and working capacity
-Account for the importance of technical aids and job-related technical aids in order to make participation in and integration into the labour market and in society possible for individuals with somatic or psychosocial disabilities
-Describe occupational therapeutic treatment/measures in connection with a reduction of ADL-functions in users

Skills: The student will be able to
-Use diagnostic instruments for somatic and cognitive function reports
-Promote the performance of activity in case of rehabilitation of persons with somatic health problems/ill-health
-Be able to plan an occupational therapeutic programme of treatment based on a somatic or psychosocial health problem

General competence: The student will be able to
-Be familiar with occupational therapeutic objectives, interventions and evaluations during supervision
-Understand the role of knowledge-based occupational therapy

Learning methods and activities

The course uses PBL as a pedagogical Method, peer evaluations and further basic units in addition to lectures, seminars, papers, skills training, group work and self-study.

Approved obligatory attendance during the course. Obligatory attendance is described in detail in the curriculum and in the course schedules.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Utfyllende om kontinuasjon:
Re-sit exam will be conducted according to exam procedures for Bachelor in occupational therapy to be found on the home pages of the university.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

ERG1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
ERG 1011 Anatomy and Physiology
ERG 1021 Health and Activity
ERG 1041 Participation in Activity

Course materials

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy has resource literature. An overview of updated resource literature can be found on the homepages. Tutoring in the choice of literature will be given by the course teacher.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E 2020-10-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M433-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 29
  • * 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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