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OT in Home and Community Environments - OCCP5218

Year - 2020

This unit introduces students to the home and community environments, including the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components, in which clients perform occupations. These may include the home, neighbourhood shopping centre, community leisure facility, and residential accommodation such as nursing homes and retirement villages. Students will learn to assess the impact of these environments on clients' occupations, analyse activities conducted in these environments and recommend appropriate adaptations and modifications. In addition students will learn about their own environments of practice as they impact on their work. These include team work practice and the politics of home, health and community settings. Students will learn appropriate presentation skills to document home and community environment assessments and recommendations including written reports and verbal presentations.

2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr seminar/week

Viva (barrier task) (20%), access audit (40%), environmental modification report (40%)

No specific textbook is required for this unit. Copies of the relevant Australian Standards and other required readings will be within closed reserve of the library, and/or can be accessed through electronic holdings in the library.

Assumed knowledge
Musculo-skeletal anatomy




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Occupational Therapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ms Sandi Lightfoot-Collins
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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