Course - Occupational Science and Participation in Everyday Activities - PAH3006
PAH3006 - Occupational Science and Participation in Everyday Activities
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024
Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|Home examination||100/100||5 days|
The focus in this course is on theoretical discussions, concepts and methodology in Occupational Science. Key concepts in Occupational Science, including human activity, human occupation and participation are discussed in a contextual manner. These tools are actively used to analyze and reflect upon the contextual nature of participation, and develop approaches sensible to the person`s life world, everyday reality, role repertoire, and habitus. In this course, we also explore and describe how participation in occupation may have an impact on how we approach well-being, lifespan development, social relations, as well as health promotion across the life span and public policies.
- has comprehensive knowledge about Occupational Science of Human Occupation, in terms of ontology, epistemology, key theoretical discussions, concepts and methodology
- has knowledge about, and understanding of differences between various perspectives on participation in everyday life occupations
- has knowledge about how human occupation can be analyzed and contextualized in everyday activities
- has in-depth knowledge about how participation in every-day life affects health and vice versa
- has in depth knowledge of both facilitators and barriers for participation in every-day life for individuals and groups
- can describe and reflect on epistemology, ontology and ethics of Occupational Science
- can describe and reflect upon multiple methodological approaches to occupation and participation in everyday activities
- can describe and critically reflect upon the complex interplay between personal and contextual matters influencing performance and participation in every-day occupations
- can articulate opportunities and challenges in multidisciplinary assessments of participation in occupations
- can explore and describe mutual influences between participation in occupation, health, well-being, lifespan development, social relations and public policies
- can articulate how to promote health and wellness through occupation across the life span
- can integrate theory and methodology based on Occupational Science of Human Occupation in research and development projects
- can apply Occupational Science in analyses of how human occupation can be analyzed and contextualized in everyday activities
- can critically reflect upon barriers and facilitators in order to assess participation in everyday life occupation
- can demonstrate critical awareness of ethical problems in research and interventions based on the people`s integrity and right to define their own way of living
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, group work, seminars.
- Individual presentation
Further on evaluation
Home examination (3 days). Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester.
Students must complete the compulsory activity of participating and presenting an individual presentation prior to sitting the examination. The compulsory activity is approved for 4 semesters. With approved compulsory activity, the students resit the home examination only.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Physical Activity and Health (MSPAHE)
Recommended previous knowledge
Bachelor degree or equivalent within relevant research fields or education programmes.
Required previous knowledge
Admission to the MSc in Physical Activity and Health. The course is compulsory for students admitted to the specialization in Occupational Science. It is optional for other students admitted to the master's programme. Exchange students may be accepted after an individual evaluation.
Course literature will be presented at the start of the semester.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Language of instruction: English
- Health Science
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science
Examination arrangement: Home examination
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"