Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course focuses on the application of occupational science concepts to better understand people with ill-health and occupational dysfunction. The international relevance of occupational science concepts will be reviewed alongside recent developments in the classification of dysfunction and health by the World Health Organisation. Issues relevant to professional practice will be analysed in terms of how well the needs of people as occupational beings are addressed at both an individual and community level.
Students will be able to:
1. Locate, interpret and synthesise literature relating to areas of occupational science enquiry
2. Demonstrate an understanding of political, cultural and socio-economic factors that impact upon occupational functioning and well-being for individuals and communities
3. Administer and evaluate the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure
4. Work Collaboratively as a group to produce a group project.
5. Analyse the adequacy of assessment tools and their relevance to clients as occupational beings
6. Develop practical skills in writing a proposal for a health enhancement program based on occupational science concepts.
1. World Health Organisation models of health and occupational science
2. Canadian Model of Occupational Performance
3. Evidence-based practice in relation to occupational science
4. Standardised practice: reliability and validity
5. Goal setting
6. Occupational dysfunction in groups and communities
7. Community needs assessment
8. Health promotion and community development.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks