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 well-being for culturally diverse communities both in Australia and throughout the world.
- Semester 2 - 2022
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Analyse the cultural, political, economic, technological, social and environmental factors that influence the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing for individuals, communities and populations nationally and internationally
2. Evaluate the application of occupational science to occupational therapy in Australia and throughout the world
3. Examine your perception of health and occupation as a point of reference in working with others
4. Demonstrate preparedness for contextually-relevant, occupation-centred practice with diverse persons and populations
- Occupational Science
- Occupational Justice
- Occupational Therapy
- Global Health
- Cultural Responsibility
- Evidence-based Practice
- Indigenous Community Engagement
- Occupational Therapy Without Borders
- Examples from contemporary and/or local occupational therapy practice
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) (12338) program, and have successfully completed STAT1070, HLSC4120, OCCT4163 AND OCCT4170.
This course requires successful completion of the prior 3 years of study in all occupational therapy courses.
Written Assignment: Case & Reading Analysis
Presentation: Mock Service Project Presentation
In Term Test: Formal Examintation
Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks
Lecture for 6 Hours per Week for 4 Weeks in Weeks 10 -13.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.