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Clinical practice in psychiatry

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:16.01.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:REK_091LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:8.00ECTS:12.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Health CareTarget Audience:Medical Services; Rehabilitation
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Ieva Rugina
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Rehabilitation
The Head of Structural Unit:Anita Vētra
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a,,, +371 20271291
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (count)3Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures6
Classes (count)0Class Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Classes0
Total Contact Hours6
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Psychology, psychiatry, occupational therapy.
To apply previously acquired theoretical knowledge into practice, to improve practical skills and their competence in order to be able to work independently as an occupational therapist in mental health care.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Getting to know the place of practice, internal rules. Outpatient and inpatient treatment specifics.Lectures1.00clinical base
2Client- centred practice principles, forming therapeutic relationships. Evaluation of psychiatric patients' occupational performance, resources and difficulties.Lectures1.00clinical base
3OT documentation. Treatment planning and realisation.Lectures1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
Scientific article summary and clinical case preparation and presentation.
Assessment Criteria:
Presentations of 2 clinical cases, scientific article presentation, group work protocol, presented documentation in accordance with the requirements.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students will be able to find, choose and explain the tactics of occupational therapy intervention strategies working with a variety of psychiatric nosology patients.
Skills:Students will be able to collect systematic information to evaluate the patient, to comply with ethical standards and confidentiality. To communicate, to build a therapeutic relationship and to cooperate with the patient and other professionals. To plan, to document the treatment process and assess its effectiveness. Will be able to organise and manage the group sessions. Will be able to plan and use time effectively.
Competencies:Will be able to formulate and analyse a person with mental health problems occupational performance difficulties, to develop and implement the intervention plan.
Required Reading
1Occupational therapy in mental health : a vision for participation / editors: Catana Brown, Virginia C. Stoffel ; associate editor: Jaime Phillip Muñoz. Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Company, c2011.
2Jennifer Creek. Occupational therapy and mental Health. Churchill Livingstone, third edition, 2002. Treatment planning and implementation: 119.
3Pacienta tiesību likums.
4Ārstniecības likums.
5Latvijas ergoterapeitu asociācijas Ētikas kodeks.
6LR Labklājības ministrija. Rīcības plāns deinstitucionalizācijas īstenošanai 2015. - 2020. gadam.
Additional Reading
1Manuilovs R. Psihiatriskās aprūpes deinstitualizācijas psihosociālie un medicīniskie aspekti Latvijā.
2SO "Gaismas stars". Rokasgrāmata ģimenēm un šizofrēnijas slimnieku aprūpētājiem. Rīga, 2004.
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