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Occupation in Context (10310.1)

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 the various ways and means in which human occupation and occupational therapy are subject to a range of contextual influences. The contexts considered include geo-physical, socio-cultural, attitudinal and legislative. Students will consider how these contexts influence human occupation and occupational therapy practice, locally and globally. They will learn how it is possible to use and change these contexts to enable individual clients and populations to meet their occupational needs for health and well being. Throughout this unit, there will be a focus on the principles of occupational justice and occupation as an agent for population health.

This unit is co-taught with Occupation in Context PG, 9070.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of different contexts that influence occupation and well-being;

2. Discuss contexts of occupational therapy practice, role-emerging positions in occupational therapy and the role of occupation in population health; and

3. Act as change agents for clients and populations through advocacy of occupational justice and occupation for health.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hour workshops for 12 weeks.


10300 Foundations of Occupational Therapy AND 10301 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 AND 10302 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 2 AND 10303 Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapy AND 10307 Occupational Therapy for Specific Groups 10417 Mental Health and Occupational Therapy.


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

Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

9070 Occupation in Context PG

Equivalent Units


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