Course Code: TO 212 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Psychology • Field of study: Occupational Therapy
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Petronela Maria Talpaș
Seminar tutor: Petronela Maria Talpaș
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Design and planning of the occupational therapy intervention program that involves a holistic approach to the individual, taking into account his mental, physical and spiritual needs and abilities, in relation to his occupations and his living environment (physical / family / social / professional)
To have knowledge regarding the monitoring and evaluation of the intervention process at individual or family level
To analyze significant data for the characterization of the social problems faced by people with disabilities

Course Entry Requirements:

Fundamental notions of occupational therapy

Course contents:

1. Basic concepts and relevant theories: sensory and mental deficiencies, occupational recovery, sensory integration theory.
2. The impact of sensory impairments on occupational capacity
3. Rehabilitation of people with sensory and mental disabilities
4. Management of hearing and speech impairments, occupational rehabilitation
Psycho-social implications of visual impairments
5. Occupational rehabilitation of visually impaired people
6. Occupational therapy for people with cognitive and learning disabilities
7. Occupational therapy for people with tactile disabilities,
8. Occupational therapy with people with disabilities regarding the perception of body position and problems regulating posture and movement.
Sensory integration and movement regulation: exercises.
9. Occupational therapy for people with taste deficiencies
10. Occupational therapy for people with olfactory disabilities

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Illustrations Conversation

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge of concepts, methods and tools specific to occupational therapy intervention for people with sensory and mental disabilities

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

The volume and correctness of knowledge The scientific rigor of language-70% Writing a paper on a given topic Active participation in seminars-30%

Recommended reading:

Bruggen, H., Carnduff, A., Muntean, A., Raveica, G., Popa, D, Introduction to the foundatons of occupational therapy – Course for OT students, Joint Action Project, ENOTHE, Bacau, 2010, all.
Kielhofner, G, Model of Human Occupation – theory and application (Ediţia 3), Lippincot Williams & Williams, Baltimore, 2003, all.
Buşneag, I. C., Terapia ocupaţională, ediţia a II-a, revăzută şi adăugită, Editura Fundaţiei România de Mâine,, Bucuresti, 2010, all.