Learn, evaluate, analyze, develop, and participate in health education and promotion programs within the scope of occupational therapy to prevent occupational dysfunction in general and subsequent to medical, surgical, and psychiatric conditions and social inadaptation.
Occupational Therapy focuses its primary objectives in the occupation and activities of daily life and these are directly related to health psychology, a discipline that studies and explores the lifestyles, helping to better adaptation of people to their own limitations.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Understand the structure and function of the human body at different stages of development.
- Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess individual and group situations, identify problems, interpret data, and formulate solutions to individual and/or group problems.
- Assess information critically and apply the scientific method to improve the profession.
- Ability to update, consolidate, and integrate new knowledge to improve the profession using continuous self-learning techniques and critical analysis.
- Awareness of national and international health organizations, as well as the environments and factors of different health systems.
- Acquire and utilize epidemiological data and assess trends and risks to base decision making about health.
- Recognize health determinants in a population, multiprofessional resources and teams, prevention activities, and health maintenance and promotion, on both individual as well as community levels.
- Collaborate with groups and communities to promote the health and wellbeing of their members through participation in meaningful occupations.
- Conocer y comprender la estructura y función del cuerpo humano de modo que permita evaluar, sintetizar y aplicar tratamientos de Terapia Ocupacional.
- Know and understand the pathophysiological process in every moment of the life cycle, from infancy to old age, identifying preventive and clinical problems and aspects of the person, both in health and disease.
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- Toledo Fernández, Ana Margarita. Torres Pérez, Elsa María. / Alonso Unger, Dulce María. "La educación para la salud en centros escolares [recurso electronico].". Buenos Aires (Argentina) : El Cid Editor, 2009.
- Rochon, Alain. García Encabo, Manuel José pr. / Roig Llavería, Jaume trad. "Educación para la salud una guía práctica para realizar un proyecto". París [etc.] Masson 1991.
- Perea Quesada, Rogelia, dir. "Promoción y educación para la salud [recurso electronico] : tendencias innovadoras /". Madrid : Diaz de Santos, D. L. 2009.
- Blanco Abarca, Amalio / Rodríguez Marín, Jesús. "Intervención psicosocial". Madrid [etc.] Pearson-Prentice Hall .
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- TEORY TEST: The student must take note that the content of the review will be based both on the subject explained in class and in the bibliography of recommended study in each subject. Be assessed through one final test through an examination of multiple-choice test with five choices.
ASSESSMENT PRACTICE: Design and Implementation of a program of education and health promotion.