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Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to assist the occupational therapist in the implementation of therapeutic programmes.
Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.
Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.
Status: Elective Minor component
Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Health Service Skills 5M3782
Some of the Learning outcomes include:
- Explain key terms used in occupational therapy and their key components, to include self-care, leisure, work, functional mobility, cognition, perception, splint and orthosis
- Discuss the importance of the role of work, leisure and self-care in a person’s life
- Discuss the impact of physical, cognitive and perceptual impairment and disability on an individual’s ability to engage in self-care, work and leisure
- Discuss the rationale and benefits of the group approach in occupational therapy practice for interventions such as stress management, domestic skills retraining and educational groups
- Summarise the methods used to assess the need for and implementation of environmental adaptations, to include mobility aids, assistive devices, assistive devices to transfers, sensory and structural adaptations
- Analyse the roles of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in optimising functional mobility and transfers, to include identifying key extrinsic factors
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