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Occupation in Context (10310.1)

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

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Syllabus

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.

Contact Hours

3 hour workshops for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites

Must have completed Humans as Occupational Beings 1, 10308.

Corequisites

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

Incompatible Units

Occupation in Context PG, 9070.


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