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Qualification descriptor for Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Degree regulations of 2007
First cycle
Qualification descriptor approved on 2010-03-23 by Ordförande för filosofisk fakultetsnämnd.
Examanition Objectives
Higher Education Act
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Higher Education Ordinance

Annex  2

For a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required for registration as an occupational therapist.

Knowledge and understanding
For a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student shall have:
    * demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and best practice and the significance of these links for professional practice
    * demonstrated knowledge of social circumstances that can affect the health of individuals and groups, and
    * demonstrated knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills
For a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student shall have:
    * demonstrated the ability to undertake autonomously and in cooperation with individuals occupational therapy interventions that prevent, alleviate and compensate for impaired mobility
    * demonstrated the ability to identify and undertake
    * environmentally focused interventions at both individual, group and community level
    * demonstrated the ability to initiate and take part in health promotion interventions
    * demonstrated the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of individual and group needs
    * demonstrated the ability to inform and instruct different audiences,
    * demonstrated the ability to present and discuss in speech and writing interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
    * demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
    * demonstrated the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach
For a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student shall have:
    * demonstrated self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
    * demonstrated the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
    * demonstrated the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients, those close to them and other groups, and
    * demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Detailed objectives for this degree
To obtain a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student will have to demonstrate:
- Knowledge and skills to strategic planning of individual competence- and career development using Portfolio.
The programme requires 180 credits.

The credits stated indicate the total for all courses leading to the degree. All courses are to have been completed and passed.

Special requirements
Higher Education Ordinance and Luleå University of Technology
Independent project (degree project)
A requirement for the award of a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits. (The Higher Education Ordinance, Annex 2 Qualifications ordinance)

Compulsory courses included in degrees the equivalent of 180 credits are at first cycle level. Courses at second cycle level equal to at most 15 credits may be included in a degree the equivalent of 180 credits. (Riktlinjer för Bolognaanpassning (Guidelines for Bologna adaptation), LTU Dnr 783-06)

All course requirements for this degree are stated in the official syllabus.

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