Introduction to the Science of Occupation

Course code OCCT1210Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of humans as occupational beings. It will introduce students to the theory, principles and fundamental concepts of occupational science as they apply to healthy individuals, groups, organisations and commmunities through case based teaching..
This course is available to any student with an interest in health and human occupation.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical underpinnings of occupational science related to human health and wellbeing
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between health and occupation.
3. Relate concepts of health and wellbeing in the Australian population to the occupation of individuals and communities in familiar contexts.
4. Discuss occupational science topics and concepts presented in the lectures, tasks, and from readings and summarise these concepts in written form.
5. Analyse and apply theoretical concepts of occupation to broader issues of health and wellbeing.
ContentThe course will consist of fixed resource sessions to discuss and further explore the concepts presented in the lectures. Fixed resource sessions with topics including:
Introduction to occupational science
Historical perspective
Relationship between occupation and health
Occupational terminology of occupational justice including; occupational imbalance, occupational alienation, occupational deprivation
Socio-cultural influences on occupation
Core concepts of wellbeing, meaning, flow and creativity
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
JournalOccupational Science Reflective Journal
ReportsOccupational Report
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks