Occupational Therapy and Everyday Living

Course code OCCT2151Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course develops the student's knowledge of everyday living skills involved in daily occupations in context of professional practice. It develops their knowledge, skills and attitudes related to the person-occupation-environment [PEO]. The student will apply this knowledge in analysing the potential effects of disruption to body structure or function according to the ICF Framework. They will maximise the potential for individuals to participate in their chosen occupations. They will apply their knowledge of biomechanical principles to the modification of aspects of the human and physical environment to promote participation in everyday living skills.

The student will study the practical skills utilising the evidence base that is involved in the assessment and interventions used to implement a therapeutic program for people with occupational issues involving their everyday living skills. Case based learning [CBL] will be an integral method for achieving learning outcomes.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how functional anatomy and medical conditions affect occupational issues.
2. Comprehend the relationship between medical conditions and the occupational therapy process in the context of professional practice.
3. Distinguish how the individual impact of the medical condition affects a person in their daily occupations.
4. Be competent in assessment & development of client-centered goals.
5. Demonstrate relevant assessment skills required for a physical setting
6. Begin developing client/person-centered intervention strategies which consider all occupational issues in relation to everyday living.
7. Synthesise this knowledge to the application of the occupational therapy process.
Content1. The assessment and prescription of assistive devices applied to everyday living skills using the Person Environment Occupation [PEO] model.
2. The definition and exploration of the chronic illness experiences.
3. The application of the occupational therapy process using a case based learning approach [CBL].
Replacing Course(s)OCCT2100 from current program
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Assessment Items
Examination: On-line
Examination: FormalOSCE
Examination: FormalMultiple Choice
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of OCCT1201.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OCCT2151