ETT2330 - Innovation and Development within Occupational Therapy (Fieldwork)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical training
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical training 100/100

Course content

The student works independently and evidence-based focusing on project work, innovation and/or professional development. The fieldwork placement can include interprofessional, person-centred practice in municipal and specialist health services and in other arenas where occupational therapists can use their competencies to promote people's activity and participation. The student works systematically and quality-improving.

An asterisk (*) in the learning outcome descriptions refers to § 7b and d, § 8a and b, § 9bd, § 11b, § 12a and b, § 14c, § 16c, d and f, § 17e, § 19a and b, § 20b and § 21a, in Regulations on National guidelines for occupational therapist training, which is based on regulations of 6 September 2017 no. 1353on joint framework plan for health and social studies education § 2, and adapted to the education.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has broad knowledge of occupational therapy work processes that promote activity and participation.
  • has broad knowledge of user participation, guidance, communication, ethics, and collaboration, * (§ 7 d).
  • has broad knowledge of how people's activity, participation and health affect each other and interact with the environment throughout the life course.
  • gives an account of innovative thinking and methods that can contribute to service innovation, systematic and quality-improving processes, * (§ 21 a).


The student

  • can apply guiding, resource-oriented, empowering, problem-solving and creative strategies that promote activity and participation.
  • assesses the environment's impact on independence, health, and quality of life.
  • can use digital competence, * (§ 14 c).
  • can plan and interact both interdisciplinary, interprofessional, cross-sector and across businesses and levels, and initiate such interaction, * (§ 12 b).
  • can find and evaluate scientific literature that is relevant to their own professional practice.
  • can apply new knowledge and can make professional assessments, decisions, and actions in line with evidence-based practice, * (§ 20 b).
  • masters occupational therapy work processes with a high degree of independence in collaboration with user/s and other relevant partners.
  • explains which political guidelines are relevant for their fieldwork, and the connection between political guidelines and the services offered at the fieldwork placement.
  • independently finds laws and regulations and other strategic documents that affect the services at the fieldwork placement.
  • masters user participation throughout the entire occupational therapy work process.

General competence

The student

  • has insight into and can follow occupational therapists' professional ethical guidelines to promote people's right to activity and participation, * (§ 9 b).
  • can communicate, document, and promote occupational therapy professional practice, * (§ 9 c).
  • can assess and prevent the risk of unwanted incidents and knows methods to follow this up systematically, * (§ 9 d).
  • shows ability for targeted communication and interaction with users and in interdisciplinary work.
  • update themselves on relevant legislation for occupational therapy professional practice.

Learning methods and activities

The course lasts 11 weeks, which consists of one week of preparatory learning with lectures, skill training, seminars and submissions, and 10 weeks of fieldwork. During fieldwork, the course has two compulsory written assignments.

The course has longitudinal teaching. External fieldwork mainly take place in the municipal and specialist healthcare services (The Central Norway Health Trust and private specialist healthcare services), and with private service providers.

Compulsory assignments

  • Preparation clinical placement
  • Aims for practice
  • Individual, written task

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

The course has study rights requirements and is reserved for students who have been admitted to the bachelor's study in occupational therapy at NTNU in Gjøvik/Trondheim. The course is completed at the place of study at which you have admission. All prerequisites must be passed before the student can start the course.

  • ETT/ETG2201 Habilitation, rehabilitation and facilitation for activity
  • ETT/ETG2202 Occupational therapy work processes and methods
  • ETT/ETG2203 - Coping of Everyday Life with Mental Health Challenges
  • ETT/ETG2220 The occupational therapy process and clinical reasoning

Course materials

An overview of updated, recommended literature for the course is posted on the learning platform before the start of the course. Students must have their own PC.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ETG2330 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science


Examination arrangement: Practical training

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Practical training 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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