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Mental Health and Occupational Therapy (10417.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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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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.


10300 Foundations of Occupational Therapy AND 10301 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 AND 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour



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