Occupational Science in the Community
|Course code OCCT3263||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
The international relevance of occupational science concepts will be reviewed alongside recent developments in the ICF classification of dysfunction and health by the World Health Organisation [WHO].This course will focus on the main theoretical areas in this field in the first part and this knowledge will then be integrated into a practical component whereby groups of students will focus on a local organisation or group and will liaise with and design a specific program for that context.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||As a result of completing this course students will be able to:|
1. Locate, interpret and synthesise literature relating to areas of occupational science enquiry so that this work is evidenced based.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of political, cultural and socio-economic factors that impact upon occupational functioning and well-being for communities.
3. Construct a viable community program that is designed with potential client consultation.
4. Appraise the program upon reflection of the processes that underpinned this task.
1. Health promotion and community development.
2. Community needs assessment.
3. Occupational functioning / dysfunctioning of groups and/or communities.
4. World Health Organisation (ICF) models and frameworks.
5. Evidenced based practice in relation to occupational science.
6. Examples from local practice.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replacing part of Course OCCT2210|
|Assumed Knowledge||This course will use cumulative knowledge from the prior 2.5 years of study in all the occupational therapy courses + practice education courses OCCT 2254 & OCCT 3161 too and the Public Health course PUBH1080 and PSYCH 2505|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Experience Based Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks