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Technology for Living - OCCP4094

Year - 2020

It is becoming increasingly important for occupational therapists to be 'tech-savvy' in order to address client goals and facilitate independence and participation. Modern technology can support the independence of people with disabilities in important tasks such as work, study, communication and connecting with others, recreation, living safely and managing a household. This unit will explore the ways that modern electronic technologies such as computers, iPads and tablets, and telephones can be accessed and used by people of all ages with various disabilities. It will also explore technologies that enable people with disabilities to control their environment, such as operating entertainment systems, doors, lights, windows and emergency call systems. The unit will be practical and skills-based, involving demonstrations and hands-on use of technologies, real-life case studies and guest speakers. The theoretical underpinnings of this area will also be examined, by exploring relevant conceptual frameworks, assessment tools, and recent literature. The unit provides a foundation for students wishing to develop their knowledge in this area of practice. It will also provide students with skills that can be applied to clients in many areas of practice, as well as providing information on resources and referral to specialised services.

1x3hr siminarl/wk

1 x 3000wd written workbook (30%), 15 minute Viva (20%) and 1 x 3000wd case report (50%)


OCCP2085 and OCCP2087 and OCCP2088 and OCCP3065


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Occupational Therapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
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Unit of Study coordinator: Bronwyn Simpson
HECS Band: 2
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