Susanne Mulzheim, MSc

Occupational Therapist
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Lectures 2021/22

Health Sciences

> Elements of occupational performance: person, occu…
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Elements of occupational performance: person, occupation, environment ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Birgit Elsayed-Glaser, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, BSc BSc MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Mag. Clemens Schmoll, Bakk., Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Mag.a Anita Zieher


Lecture contents

Ergotherapy-relevant content from (positive) psychology with regard to psychosocial and personality factors and the understanding of mental well-being and quality of life.
Occupational therapy relevant content from sociology with regard to social groups, society and culture as well as social action and theories of action.
Person: cognitive, physical and affective performance components with emphasis on psychosocial and personality factors: communication, cooperation, emotion, affects, frustration tolerance, critical faculties, motivation, volition, values, self-efficacy, self-confidence, spirituality, identity, commitment
Environmental factors: life situations, social role and social position, social group, social norms and deviations, gender status, power and authority, values and culture at the level of the individual, family, community and geographical region and their influence on action, diversity, physical, natural and technological environment (e.g. housing adaptation, person-environment-fit)
Action: taxonomies and different complex actions/activities/activities; routines, (in different cultures), theories of action, behaviour - action - social action, types of action; autonomy and self-reliance
Dimensions of doing: doing, being, becoming, belonging (Wilcock)
the contribution of physical activity to health and well-being:
- Bio-psycho-social concept of health
- Health models
- Positive Psychology, Flow, Resilience, Wellbeing
- Activity patterns: engagement, meaning, balance, control/choice, routine
- Individual significance in all areas of life including family and sexuality
Knowledge about the connection between climate change and health aspects
Importance of the areas of life for the individual; discussion of the categorisation of the areas of life
Immersion in a selected occupational therapy model of activity
Dealing with creative media
Dynamic system theories

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Portfolio work, elaborations, presentations

Teaching methods

Group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, case solutions, self-awareness with creative media



> Developing professional attitude – Understanding c…
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Developing professional attitude – Understanding change ILV

Lector: Petra Paukowitsch, BSc MA, Petra Schwab, MSc


Lecture contents

legal framework conditions relevant to the profession: Overview of patients' rights and measures to secure these rights; basic principles of the DSGV)
Fundamentals of ethics and diversity
Fundamentals of change management in relation to personal development
Develop and formulate individual goals, design and reflect on own change processes (professional competence development), reference to own values, inner team, ZRM, SMART, GAS
Introduction to networked (cross-module) portfolio work.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Portfolio, individual mentoring (competence development talks), lecture, group work, discussions, (peer) feedback




The publications of Susanne Mulzheim written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.