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OCCP1096: Understanding Occupation-People-Context

2021 unit information

Understanding people's occupations in context and the importance of occupation to their health and well-being is fundamental to all areas of occupational therapy practice. In this unit, students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to collect and organise information about individuals' engagement in occupations within their various contexts from their perspectives. They will use a client-centred perspective to explore participation in day-to-day activities, investigate various theoretical perspectives of human occupations, develop the therapeutic communication skills to discover where, when, how and why people engage in occupations, and examine the contextual and personal factors that affect occupational choices and participation in occupations.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP1096
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain the importance of occupation to health and well-being as a core knowledge base of occupational therapy
  • LO2. Explain how environmental and personal factors (including illness and disability) can affect occupational choices and participation and performance in occupations
  • LO3. Demonstrate the ability to explore people’s occupations in context by applying client-centred perspective, interviewing skills, information gathering skills, and theoretical models of occupation people context and function.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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