Occupation and Productivity

Course code OCCT3262Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Productivity is one of the three major components of occupational therapy practice in the PEO Model namely: self-care, productivity & leisure. This course will focus on adults and older adults (18+ years). Disability Management in its broadest sense will be examined from an Australian and international perspective. This will encompass the employee who has sustained a workplace injury, and persons with a disability (congenital or acquired) that is not work related but impacts upon their ability to do typical workloads. The course will also encompass those with chronic conditions living in the community who wish to continue productive living in some form or another.

Productive living will therefore encompass all forms of productive work (e.g. specialised workshops, men’s sheds, technical groups, clubs such as Rotary or Lions Clubs, volunteering, making things for sale, growing vegetables for the neighbourhood, etc.). Productivity is therefore defined as work related but not just paid work. Being “productive” is part of healthy living.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain how occupational therapists practice across the field of work rehabilitation and in enabling participation in productive occupation.
2. Analyse the relationship between a worker, work and the environment and that of a person, their productive occupation and their environments.
3. Evaluate the capacity of the client to work and return to work.
4. Formulate a viable plan to enable transition within or re-entry into work/productive occupation.
5. Justify the role of occupational therapy for enabling productive occupation within traditional and non-traditional/emerging practice.
6. Communicate and collaborate effectively, in both oral and written form, independently and within a group, using the appropriate conventions of the discipline.
ContentThis course will focus on diverse groups of individuals who are seeking to enhance their possibilities to become productive citizens. This participation in occupation may be through formal paid employment or other related productive areas according to the needs and abilities of individuals. Students will have the opportunity to do a workplace assessment and interview a person exemplifying non-paid work as a productive occupation. Students will also demonstrate ability to integrate research evidence into their practice reasoning.
Replacing Course(s)Partial 50% of existing course OCCT2200
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of the prerequisite courses listed below.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignment
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Online written assignment
Other: (please specify)Written exam preparation
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of OCCT2150, OCCT2151, OCCT2252 and HUBS2103.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OCCT3262