Enabling Occupation: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Course code OCCT2150Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course aims to develop the students 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 individuals 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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to;
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.
ContentThrough 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 on an individuals occupational performance and participation, 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)OCCT3120
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeYear one OCCT courses in the Occupational Therapy program.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Presentations - Group
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of OCCT1201 and OCCT1242.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for OCCT2150