Enabling Occupation: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Course code OCCT2150
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course aims to develop the student's learning about the person-environment-occupation [PEO] interface and its impact on occupational performance with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. Through participation in this course students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for practice with people who have, or are at risk of having, disorders of mental health including: understanding of how mental disorders impact on an individual's occupational performance and participation, application of relevant theoretical frameworks, implementation of the occupational therapy process including assessment, intervention and evaluation, evidence based practice and the context of practice including policy, legal and ethical issues.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the impact of mental health problems and mental illness on occupational performance and participation..

2. Apply theoretical frameworks when reasoning about occupational therapy intervention for people with mental health problems and mental illness.

3. Plan appropriate occupational therapy interventions to enhance the occupational performance and participation of people with mental health problems and mental illness.

4. Demonstrate consideration of the context of practice including policy, legal and ethical issues when planning occupational therapy interventions for people with mental health problems or mental illness.

Content

Through participation in this course students will develop:

  • knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for practice with people who have, or are at risk of disorders of mental health, including understanding of how mental disorders impact the occupational performance and participation of individuals;
  • application of relevant theoretical frameworks,
  • implementation of the OT process including assessment, intervention and evaluation, evidence based practice and the context of practice including policy, legal and ethical issues.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): OCCT3120. Students who have successfully completed OCCT3120 are not eligible to enrol in OCCT2150.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of OCCT1201.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Group Case Study Presentation 1

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: A1 Individual Case Study

Presentation: Group Case Study Presentation 2

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Individual Case Study A2

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term