Course Code: OCCT E2024

Course Title: Occupational Health and Well-Being


To develop the concept of humans as occupational beings and explore the relationship between occupational performance across the life span and mental and physical well being. To understand the development of occupational therapy as a profession and current models of practice in occupational therapy.

To appreciate the close relationship between principles of health promotion and those of occupational therapy.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module, therapists will be able to;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and philosophy of Occupational Therapy and current dominant models of practice in occupational therapy.
  • Describe the main concepts of occupational science theory.
  • Engage in the current discourse in occupational therapy relating theory to practice
  • Understand how engagement in meaningful occupation contributes to health and well being.
  • To understand the concepts of client centred practice, user involvement and empowerment and their role in supporting decision making, autonomy and community action
  • Reflect on the impact of occupational dysfunction and occupational disruption throughout the lifespan, with particular emphasis on older adults.
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, psychological and social influences on the ageing process
    2. Understand the social and cultural context of ageing in Sri Lanka.
    3. Understand the evidence base for occupational therapy interventions with older adults
    4. Develop interventions to maintain the health and well being of older adults
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current theory and practice of health promotion.
  • Understand the relationship between the core values of occupational therapy and those of health promotion.
  • Apply theories and concepts of health promotion to planning therapeutic interventions.
  • Increase awareness of health promoting activities amongst clients of occupational therapy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of ergonomics in Occupational Health
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