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Humans as Occupational Beings 1 PG (8937.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
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


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 1 DR   Craig   GREBER (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This unit combines lectures, case based tutorials and work integrated learning. This unit is a co-requisite with 9069 giving students an advanced understanding of humans as occupational beings across the life span. Students develop an integrated understanding of play, the primary occupation of children. They also develop insights into the various challenges that impact occupational performance of children and adolescents. Students gain specialised skills in professional communication, service implementation and service evaluation to apply in a range of practice settings for children and adolescents.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Synthesise information gathered from a comprehensive assessment of occupational performance of a child and or adolescent;

2. Apply established theories to develop programs to promote occupational performance and participation of children and or adolescents; and

3. Justify to specialist and non-specialist audiences their rationale for implementing occupation-focused services for children and or adolescents in various practice settings by drawing upon on theory and research.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week. Blend of lecture and tutorial work.


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


9072 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 2 PG

Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

8720 Occupational Therapy and Children and Adolescents PG.

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