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Interdisciplinary work in occupational therapy30580/4115/1819/1/33
Study guide

Interdisciplinary work in occupational therapy

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 75,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Self-study15,00 hours
Seminar15,00 hours
Supervised independent work45,00 hours
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Engelen Anne-Marie
Other teaching staff: Bens Ann, Lescur Alain
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1


We can motivate why we included this course unit in the study program:
To interact in a professional way in an international context
To adapt one's behavior and communication style to intercultural situations
To formulate a professional opinion on international social and/or political themes
To compare professional practice in the home country with the professional practice in other countries
To report critically on (inter) national scientific and professional literature
To  analyze the influence of international tendencies on the (occupational) professional field


The course consists of the following components
Meetings with students from other programs to elaborate on a case within an interdisciplinary team
To perfect meeting techniques
To gather knowledge and understanding of responsibilities and vision of other disciplines
To develop a treatment through the perspective of the own discipline
To draw up common treatment goals and an individual treatmentplan 

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Final objectives

Consult with, report to and work professionally with, all parties involved in any given request for occupational therapy help.
Take a responsible role as occupational therapist in a multi-professional setting.

Organisation of education

Case Based Learning
Guided independent work
Independent work
Peer tutering

This course supports, linked to its intrinsic uniqueness, the possibility of implementation of international guest speakers and/or visits in an international context.

To replace this course, a student may enroll in the Intensive Programme in the context of internationalization

Study guidance

Consultation by appointment
Study Tips in student manual
Use of electronic learning environment Chamilo HoGhent
Questions through mailing


The first examination period:
Examination methods in case of non periodic evaluation:
Evaluation of the groupswork
Digital report case study: (40% of the marks)
Oral presentation report and answering questions (30% of the marks)
Process Evaluation by coach, digital report concerning collaboration within the group (10% + 20% of marks)
Peer Assessment: Students assess the contribution to the group process of the individual members of their group. On that basis, the individual digits of the student is calculated according to the formula: group peer assessment rating x factor = invidual assessment. Thus, the student obtains an individual score that may be higher, equal or lower than the product of his group, depending on the performance of the student in the project.

All evaluation criteria of all assessment forms are oraly explained and included in the student manual.

The number of questions in the oral exam is determined to the feasibility within the time foreseen. It is clearly indicated which part of the learning content the exam focuses on.

Special provisions :
attendence at group meetings is mandatory. Absence of more than 20 % is marked as an A (absent)
cf EER HoGhent 2016-2017 and EER -Faculty Education, Health and Social Work 2017 - 2018

The second examination period:
For the second examination following evaluation methods are used:
- Oral presentation (30% of the marks)
- Portfolio (40% of the marks )
- Extra assignments (30% of the marks)
- Peer Assessment expires

Special provisions :
cf EER HoGhent 2016-2017 and EER -Faculty Education, Health and Social Work 2017 - 2018

Study costs

The cost for the written studymaterial is estimated at about 3 euro (To print student guidelines )

Key words

Social work
Interdisciplinary work