Occupational Science 2

Course code OCCT2210Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesStudents 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.
ContentTopics include:
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.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeOCCT1210
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignment based on Canadian Occupational Performance
ProjectsGroup Community Development Project
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
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 OCCT1210.