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Introduction to Occupational Therapy (10299.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Occupational Therapy


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 1 MRS   Katherine   RAE (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This unit will introduce students to the profession of occupational therapy. Students will learn the broad contexts in which occupational therapists work and how occupational therapy acts at an individual, community and population level. Students will be introduced to basic professional practices in communication, life long learning and ethical, professional and academic behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Define occupational therapy and where it is situated within Australian society and the Australian health care system;

2. Describe a variety of areas occupational therapists can work in, including at an individual level, a community level and at a population level; and

3. Identify the key historical and philosophical developments of occupational therapy and demonstrate how this can be enacted in occupational therapy practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week - workshops.



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