Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course develops the student's knowledge of everyday living skills involved in daily occupations in context of professional practice. It develops their knowledge, skills and attitudes related to the person-environment-occupation [PEO]. The student will apply this knowledge in analysing the potential effects of disruption to body structure or function according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) (World Health Organisation, 2001). They will understand how occupational therapy can maximise the potential for individuals to participate in their chosen occupations. They will apply their knowledge of biomechanical principles to promote participation in everyday living skills.

The student will study the practical skills utilising the evidence base that is involved in the assessment and interventions used to implement a therapeutic program for people with occupational issues involving their everyday living skills. Case based learning [CBL] will be an integral method for achieving learning outcomes.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how functional anatomy and medical conditions affect occupational issues and the relevant evidence base practice (EBP) to accompany this knowledge

2. Comprehend the relationship between conditions and the Occupational Therapy process in the context of professional practice.

3. Distinguish how the individual impact of the medical condition affects a person in their daily occupation.

4. Be competent in collaborating to establish person-centred goals.

5. Demonstrate relevant assessment skills needed for professional practice.

6. Begin developing person-centred intervention strategies which consider all occupational issues in relation to everyday living.

7. Synthesise this knowledge to the application of the occupational therapy process.


  1. The assessment and prescription of assistive devices applied to everyday living skills using the Person Environment Occupation [PEO] and other occupation-focused models.
  2. The definition and exploration of the chronic illness experiences and their influence on everyday living.
  3. The application of the occupational therapy process using a case based learning approach [CBL].
  4. The relationship between a client's illness experience and everyday living.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program and successful completion of OCCT1201, HUBS1401 and HUBS1105.

Assessment items

In Term Test: Exam: OSCE

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Written Assignment: Equipment Analysis Written Assignment

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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