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Occupation in Context PG (9070.3)

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


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (188523) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (182962) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164303) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (150856) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (149629) - View

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This unit combines lectures, case based tutorials and work integrated learning. Students analyse how various contexts (e.g. geo-physical, socio-cultural, political, economic, virtual) impact individual and collective occupations at local, national and international levels. Students formulate proposals underpinned by principles of occupational justice to modify contexts to enable individuals, communities and or populations to meet their occupational needs for health and wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate their integrated understanding of the contextual influences upon human occupation;

2. Critically evaluate the impact of various contexts on occupations of individuals, communities and or populations; and

3. Justify to specialised and non-specialised audiences their rationale for an occupation-focused proposal that involves modification of contexts by drawing on relevant theory, research and literature.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week - a blend of lecture and tutorial work.


8349 Foundations of Occupational Therapy PG AND
9071 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 PG AND
8937 Humans as Occupational Beings 1 AND
9069 Humans as Occupational Beings 2 AND
9072 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 2



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

8532 Clinical and Exercise Biomechanics PG

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