Occupational Therapy and Everyday Living

Course code OCCT2151
Not available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how functional anatomy and medical conditions affect occupational issues and the relevant evidence base practice (EBP) to accompany this knowledge

2. Comprehend the relationship between medical conditions and the Occupational Therapy process in the context of professional practice. For example Occupational Therapy Practice Process (OTPP) (otac.net.au website)

3. Distinguish how the individual impact of the medical condition affects a person in their daily occupation.

4. Be competent in collaborating to establish person-centred goals.

5. Demonstrate relevant assessment skills needed 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.


  1. 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): OCCT2100. Students who have successfully completed OCCT2100 are not eligible to enrol in OCCT2151.


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

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exam: OSCE

In Term Test: Exams x 2 (Online and Formal)

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks