For students attending the course Implementation of evidence-based occupational therapy for people with dementia, 15 credits course code 9H1054

The overall aim of the course is for you to develop an understanding of evidence based occupational therapy in connection to dementia care. What is really the contribution of occupational therapy to dementia care, how is it relevant?


About the course

In this course, occupational therapists and physiotherpists will study separately for the first 7 weeks, focusing on each occupation. During those weeks, the following topics will be covered:

  • Occupational therapy and occupational science
  • Assessment in dementia care
  • Interaction between persons with dementia and the environment
  • Activities in everyday life - strategies and awareness
  • Everyday technologies and assistive technology for persons with dementia
  • Evidence based occupational therapy

The two groups join again in the last module in which you will select an intervention or a way of working that you would like to implement in your practice. You will use the best available research evidence on the topic you addressed in week 6 or perform a new Critically Appraised Topic (CAT).You will review the underlying scientific foundation and consider factors that influence the implementation process. Based on that analysis you shall suggest a plan for implementation.

Master's Courses in Dementia Care for Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists, 60 credits

This is the third of four courses comprising the Master's Courses in Dementia Care for Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists. None of the courses can be taken separately. The courses are offered as contract eduction, meaning that you can not buy a place on the course for yourself, contract education can only be bought by an employer for their employees.


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