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Assistive Technology Solutions to Enhance Participation in Life G (9854.3)

Level: Graduate 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


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Assistive Technology (AT) is used to describe devices that assist people to participate in everyday life as well as the process used in selecting, sourcing, and using these devices.

An AT device is one that has a diagnostic, functional, adaptive, or rehabilitative benefit. Health professionals are involved in evaluating people?s need for AT, prescribing them, supplying them, installing and setting them up, providing instructions for their use, and assessing their benefit. Biomedical Engineers design, develop, maintain, support, and bring to market new devices.

Health professionals work with Engineers to devise and apply AT solutions in a client centred way to enable people with impairments to participate in everyday activities.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Apply and analyse the theoretical and practical concepts of AT;

2. Critique the process of selecting AT used in homes, schools and/or the community for people with impairments; and

3. Design, apply and evaluate a process of selecting AT to enhance the participation of a person with an impairment.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 3 hours per week - 2 hours lecture and 1 hour tutorial.


9072 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 2 PG



Assumed Knowledge

IT skills commensurate with advanced study of information technology are assumed.

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