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Occupational Therapy in Mental Health PG (10414.1)

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


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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190024) - View

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Students will learn the broad skills and knowledge required by all mental health professionals whilst developing an in depth understanding of Recovery principles. Students will develop knowledge of the occupational therapy practice process in mental health and be introduced to common assessments and interventions used in practice.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional scope of practice for occupational therapists in a multi-disciplinary mental health team;

2. Demonstrate integrated knowledge of Recovery (theoretical and practical) for individuals and groups;

3. Demonstrate and appraise occupational therapy process and practice in contemporary mental health contexts; and

4. Critique the social and medical models of disability in mental health, and their impact on individuals.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hour problem based workshops per week.


8349 Foundations of Occupational Therapy PG AND
9071 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 PG


9072 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 2 PG

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