Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Course code OCCT1110Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course introduces students to fundamental concepts in Occupational Therapy (OT). Students examine theoretical models of practice applicable to OT practice. They also consider the OT process and are introduced to the development and implementation of appropriate OT interventions.

Concepts and skills include the therapeutic use of meaningful occupation in various contexts of practice, analysis of occupational behaviour, the development of therapeutic activity programs and occupational performance issues relevant to humans.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of OCCT1110 students should be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of the philosophy and scope of Occupational Therapy.
2. An understanding of the Occupational Therapy process.
3. Elementary skills in the analysis and application of the use of activity as a therapeutic tool.
4. Understanding of typical developmental and lifespan issues relevant to Occupational Therapy.
5. Understanding and skills in applying theoretical models relevant to Occupational Therapy practice.
Content- Introduction to the philosophy of the occupational therapy profession
- Introduction to activity analysis and the use of activities in the therapeutic process
- Exploration of occupational performance issues
- Introduction to basic skills required for Occupational Therapy practice
- Introduction to and application of occupational-focused models within the occupational therapy process.
Replacing Course(s)OCCT1100
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment 1500 words. Relates to objectives 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignment 1500 words. Relates to objectives 2,3,4 & 5.
Presentations - GroupPresentation. Relates to objectives 1,2,3,4 & 5.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OCCT1110