Occupational Science in National and International Contexts

Course code OCCT4171Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

The course examines the relationship of occupation, health and wellbeing, from a national and international perspective. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the adequacy of the predominantly "Western" approach found in much occupational science literature when considering the relationship between these three concepts. They will evaluate the adequacy of this approach when describing the links between occupation, health and wellbeing for culturally diverse communities both in Australia and throughout the world.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Work collaboratively in all Occupational Therapy Practice Settings with diverse cultures & needs.
2. Explore and identify international, cultural, political, economic, technological, social and environmental factors that affect the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing for different populations / individuals.
3. Engage in, experiment with and gain skills in the creative process through the production of a creative piece of work.
4. Reflect upon all aspects of the course.
ContentThe course includes a compulsory two-day workshop that examines unusual examples of occupation, health and wellbeing as well as the creative process. During the workshop and weekly tutorials students explore individual personality types; international occupational issues and their impact upon health and wellbeing and the creative process. In pairs they create an artwork to communicate a particular occupation / occupational issues, while individually reflecting upon the occupational issues, the creative process and the exhibition of the resultant artworks.
Replacing Course(s)Not a replacement, moving course OCCT4210 from second semester to first semester in fourth year.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSatisfactory completion of all courses in the previous 3 years of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsExperience Based Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIndividual
Other: (please specify)Compulsory participation and contribution at workshop
Presentations - IndividualPresentation of Creative Artwork Abstract
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 14 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Occupational Therapy
Compulsory Program ComponentOccupational therapy courses in the first three years of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for OCCT4171