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Enabling Occupation with Communities - OCCP5228

Year - 2020

This unit engages and challenges students to develop their understanding and application of occupational therapy practice in community contexts. Students will expand their understanding of the links between health promotion, wellness, and occupations of communities. Students will apply community development tools and strategies through learning activities to expand their role as occupational therapists from working with individuals, families, and caregivers to working with agencies, organisations, and communities. WFOT Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists require critical reflexivity to develop knowledge, confidence, and the ability to work within a human rights framework. Therefore, students will: (a) examine cultural awareness, sensitivity, and safety; (b) critically appraise expressions of occupational (in)justice and; (c) apply a human rights framework to recognise and address inequity and enable occupations and well-being of communities.

2-hr workshop/week, 1-hr tutorial/week for 13 weeks

Written critical reflexivity report (30%), written paper (40%), 3 x preparatory reading Quizzes (10% each; total 30%)


OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219


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: 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: Dr Josephine Gwynn
HECS Band: 2
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