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Mental Health and Occupational Therapy (10417.1)

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

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Syllabus

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. Articulate the professional role of occupational therapists in a multi-disciplinary mental health team;

2. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of Recovery;

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

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

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hour problem based workshop each week.

Prerequisites

10300 Foundations of Occupational Therapy AND
10301 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 AND
4309 Psychology 101

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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