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Humans as Occupational Beings 1 (10308.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Occupational Therapy


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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. Evaluate information gathered from an assessment of occupational performance of a child and or adolescent;

2. Apply established theories to develop programs to promote occupational performance and participation of children and or adolescents; and

3. Explain to specialist and non-specialist audiences their rationale for implementing occupation-focused services for children and or adolescents in various practice settings by drawing upon on theory and research.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hour workshops for 12 weeks.


10303 Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapy


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

Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

8937 Humans as Occupational Beings 1 PG

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