Occupation Focus Conceptual FrameworksFrame
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Module outcomes

This module is an interactive conceptual frameworks course will be developed in such a way as to provide;

  • A foundation for the clinical reasoning process.
  • Opportunities to re-visit material that was taught.
  • Opportunities to build on existing knowledge from previous years.
  • Relevant exercise and material to apply in practice.
  • Improved availability of learning material and interactivity.

These outcomes directly relate to the following course outcome that students will be able to:

  • Name and describe occupational therapy conceptual frameworks.
  • Extract principles from a range of conceptual frameworks and begin applying these to occupational therapy scenarios.
  • Identify and begin to apply different forms of clinical reasoning as guide by theory
  • Be able to identify the role of cues, context, task and skill in determining occupational therapy action.

Occupation Focused Conceptual frameworks covered in this module

  1. Model of Human Occupation (MOHO)
  2. Model of Creative Ability (MCA)
  3. Theory of occupational Adaptation
  4. The Person-Environment-Occupation Model of Occupational Performance (PEO)
  5. Transformation Through Occupation (TTO)
  6. KAWA Model

Estimated time needed to complete module

Teaching10.5 hours
Pre-reading6 hours
Self tasks, study and group work6 hours
Total22.5 hours


  • The teaching time is divided into an introduction followed by 6 lectures, each of which deals with a separate theory.
  • Students are divided into groups of 5 for the duration of the module
  • Before each lecture, each group is allocated the same pre-reading (theory) and a different paper case (this module includes 5 such paper cases per lecture to be divided among the groups).
  • Also, before each lecture time is set aside to allow the students, in their groups, to interact with the prescribed reading and application thereof to the paper-based case allocated.
  • During the lecture the are expected to present their understanding / application process

Method of assessment

  • Duly Performed attached to each presentation
  • Application of conceptual framework to an allocated client during practice learning