Course: Introduction to Occupational Therapy

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Course title Introduction to Occupational Therapy
Course code KFE/UE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Zahradnická Ilona, PhDr.
Course content
Contents: 1st Introduction to the issue of occupational therapy. 2nd Definition of occupational therapy. 3rd The objectives of occupational therapy. 4th The focus of occupational therapy. 5th Relationship to occupational therapy and rehabilitation, comprehensive rehabilitation . 6th Medical rehabilitation, occupational therapy position within the medical rehabilitation. 7th Basic terminology and values ??in occupational therapy profession. 8th Workers field of occupational therapy, recipients of services, practice areas, exercise therapist in practice. 9th Basic beliefs and values ??of the profession of occupational therapy. 10th History of occupational therapy in the world. 11th History of occupational therapy in the Czech Republic. 12th Occupational therapists education , professional organizations, standards of practice- ČAE. 13th Key competencies occupational therapist. 14th Professional and load requirements for occupational therapist. 15th Activity as a tool and goal of treatment in occupational therapy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture with practical applications, Lecture with visual aids
  • Contact hours - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After completing the course students are able to understand the basic principles of occupational therapy, defineoccupational therapy as a medical discipline, understand the objectives and focuses, apply basic terminology in occupational therapy, understand to the context of comprehensive rehabilitation position in occupational therapy.
teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids
Interactive lecture
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Koncepce oboru ergoterapie; Standardy praxe ČAE; Etický kodex ergoterapeuta.. Praha: Česká asociace ergoterapeutů, 2002.
  • Jelínková, Jana; Krivošíková, Mária; Šajtarová, Ludmila. Ergoterapie. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-583-7.
  • KLUSOŇOVÁ, Eva. Ergoterapie v praxi. 1. vyd. Brno: NCONZO, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7013-535-8.
  • Krivošíková, Mária. Úvod do ergoterapie. 1. vyd. Praha : Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-2699-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Occupational Therapy (2014) Health service 1 Winter