The evaluation in occupational therapy

Course Code: TO 201/ 2022 • 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: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

Knowledge of concepts, methods and tools specific to the evaluation and intervention of individual occupational therapy
Knowledge about how to evaluate each system / function of the human body
Carrying out programs to promote activities that meet the needs and rights of clients for their daily occupations, starting from the relationship employment - health - well-being

Course Entry Requirements:

Fundamental notions of occupational therapy

Course contents:

1. The philosophical framework of occupational therapy
2. Evaluation in occupational therapy - general notions
3. The importance of evaluation in clinical practice
4. The characteristics of evaluation in occupational therapy
5. Evaluation of the general clinical-functional status
6. Clinical evaluation of motor skills
7.Evaluation of manual movement coordination, hand movement dissociation and sensorimotor learning
8. Evaluation in stroke
9-10. Methods of quantified evaluation of the components of independence / functional autonomy of the beneficiaries of occupational therapy services
11-12. Client-centered clinical reasoning in occupational therapy: standard and performance indicators.
13-14. Evaluation of the physical, social, cultural context, as a source of facilitation or barrier of occupational performance

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Illustrations Conversation

Learning outcomes:

knowledge about explaining how to interpret the results of an evaluation from the perspective of determining, prioritizing and organizing the therapeutic intervention related to the client's occupational needs

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, 2003, all.
Kielhofner, G, Model of Human Occupation – theory and application (Ediţia 3), Lippincot Williams & Williams, Baltimore, 2002, all.
Buşneag, I. C., Terapia ocupaţională, ediţia a II-a, revăzută şi adăugită, Editura Fundaţiei România de Mâine,, Bucuresti, 2010, all.
Schuster A., Terapie ocupațională, Psihomedia, Sibiu, 2011, all.