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Occupational therapy in international perspective28476/4115/1819/1/83
Study guide

Occupational therapy in international perspective

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: 90,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 () or 15.03.2019 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture5,00 hours
Self-study30,00 hours
Seminar20,00 hours
Supervised independent work35,00 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
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1 or Semester 2


To interact in a professional way in an international context (Insight)
To adapt one's behavior and communication style to intercultural situations (Insight)
To express a professional opinion on international social and / or political themes (Insight)
To compare professional practices in the home country with professional practices in other countries (Application)
To report critically (inter) national scientific and professional literature (Insight)
To analyze the influence of international tendencies on the occupational therapy practice (Application)


The course unit comprises the following parts:
Choices can be made between topics emphasizing: informal care, mental health care, child rehabilitation, community development, primary health care, quality of life and current trends

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Final objectives

DLR 9: Follow, as occupational therapists, relevant social trends and developments within a national and international framework.

Organisation of education

Depending on the student's choice:
Company visit
Study visit
External multi-day on location field work
Workplace learning
Lecture with activating elements
Guest speaker
Guided thematic education

Study guidance

Guidance on appointment.
Use of electronic learning environment Chamilo HoGhent.
Questions via mail.


Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Non-periodicPortfolio100,00Extra information on evalution criteria: see chamilo
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Non-periodicPortfolio100,00Extra information on evalution criteria: see chamilo


The first examination period:
The examination methods depends on the student's choices and will be communicated at the start of the course unit.
See roadmap internationalization 2017-2018

In case of legitimate absence, the student will receive an alternative task: the ability to do this is done in consultation with the head of degree programme, the learning path coach and the responsable lector.

The second examination period:
An alternative task will be determined in consultation with the Chairman of the Education Committee, the student trajectory supervisor and the responsable lecturer.

Other study materials

Didactic teaching material on electronic learning platform Chamilo HoGent (Powerpoint, personal notes, articles related to the teaching and discussion topics)

Study costs

The costs depend on the student's choice, approximately 500 euro. The Congress fee, transport and accommodation expenses will influence the final cost.
Students will be informed on the possible costs, associated with his/her choice.

Key words

Social problems and welfare
National insurance