Occupational Therapy, Theory and Evidence-based Practice II, 15 högskolepoäng
Occupational Therapy, Theory and Evidence-based Practice II, 15 credits
Kursplan för studenter vår 2021
Kurskod: HO2S20
Fastställd av: Utbildningsrådet 2019-01-29
Reviderad av: Utbildningschef 2019-12-10
Gäller fr.o.m.: 2020-01-20
Version: 3
Diarienummer: Department of Rehabilitation
Utbildningsnivå: Avancerad nivå
Utbildningsområde: Vård
Ämnesgrupp: TR1
Fördjupning: A1F
Huvudområde: Arbetsterapi


Upon completion of the course students should have the ability to:

Kunskap och förståelse

Färdighet och förmåga

Värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt


• evidence-based practice
• frames of references and theories
• occupational science
• occupational therapy
• theory construction


The course is implemented through a web-based distance course and consists of online learning resources, discussions and seminars.

Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska.


The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, 180 credits or equivalent from a recognised university, and have passed the courses Occupational therapy, theory, 7.5 credits and Occupational therapy, evidence-based practice, 7.5 credits (or the equivalent). Proof of English proficiency is required.

Examination och betyg

Kursen bedöms med betygen A, B, C, D, E, FX eller F.

Examination will be based upon the course objectives on knowledge and understanding, as well as skills and abilities, with is based on three assignments as well as seminars online and in the web-platform. Examination of the course objectives in terms of judgment and approach is based on an individually written reflection report.

A assistant professor serves as examiner for the course.

Poängregistrering av examinationen för kursen sker enligt följande system:
Occupational therapy and science, theory and frames of references5 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Theory construction3 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Evidence-based practice5 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Synthesise theory and evidence-based practice2 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F


Kielhofner, G. (2009). Conceptual foundations of occupational therapy. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company.

Jaccard, J., & Jacoby, J. (Eds.). (2010). Theory Construction and Model-Building Skills. A Practical Guide for Social Scientists. New York: The Guilford Press.

Nordenfeldt, L. (2000). Action, ability and health. Essays in philosophy of action and welfare. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services. (2018). Assessment of methods in health care and social services. Available online https:www.sbu.se/contentassets/76adf07e270c48efaf67e3b560b7c59c/eng_metodboken.pdf

Taylor, R. (2016).
Kielhofner’s model of human occupation: Theory and application. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.

Townsend, E.A. & Polatajko, H.J. (2013).
Enabling occupation II: Advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being & justice through occupation. Ottawa: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Wilcock, A, A., & Hocking, C. (2015).
An occupational perspective of health. Thorofare, N.J.: Slack.

World Health Organisation (2002).
International classification of functioning, disability and health - ICF. Geneva: World Health Organisation.

Øvretveit, J. (2014).
Evaluating Improvement and Implementation for Health//. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Additional literature will be chosen together with teachers during the course.

Latest edition of the course literature to be used.