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Humans as Occupational Beings 1 (10308.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Occupational Therapy



This unit introduces students to child and adolescent occupations using an occupational development framework. Students will explore how infants and young children initially engage in occupations to facilitate development as occupational beings across childhood and adolescence. Students will identify barriers and challenges to occupational performance and how occupational therapy can support occupational performance for children and adolescents.

This unit is co-taught with Humans as Occupational Beings 1 PG, 8937.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand the literature on occupational development to child development and child occupations;

2. Write an abstract and produce a poster, using conference guidelines, to graphically represent children's occupational development; and

3. Write a report for a parent on occupational therapy assessment, service and evaluation for service plan.

Contact Hours

3 hour workshops for 12 weeks.


Must have completed Occupation for Occupational Therapists, 10306, AND Occupational Therapy for Specific Groups, 10307.


Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.

Incompatible Units

Humans as Occupational Beings 1 PG, 8937.

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