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OCCP1097: Analysing Occupations and Performance

2021 unit information

The ability to analyse occupations, roles, activities, tasks and the environment is a core occupational therapy competency. Categories of activity which occupational therapists may observe and analyse include: self-care, mobility, domestic, social, educational, play, leisure, economic, and community. Using various methods of analysis, students will develop the skills to observe and analyse activities performed by children, youth and adults. In doing so, students will learn: How do I determine what enables (and hinders) people's participation in and performance of activities? How do I measure and summarise a person's time use? How do I identify environmental factors that influence people's performance in activities? How might I structure and adapt activities to enable performance, regardless of a person's health condition?

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Code OCCP1097
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. explain the terms: activity analysis, occupation analysis, task analysis, performance analysis
  • LO2. analyse a person’s occupational roles and how they spend their time from an occupational therapy perspective
  • LO3. analyse any occupation (role, routine, task) - identifying the required ‘steps’ for successful task performance, the inherent characteristics of the occupation, and the demands placed on the person performing the occupation
  • LO4. analyse a person performing an occupation (role, routine, task) - identifying level of mastery and the person’s ability to meet the physical, cognitive, sensory-motor, intrapersonal and interpersonal demands of the occupation
  • LO5. analyse an occupation in terms of the context in which it occurs - identifying the influence of the context and identifying barriers and supports to performance
  • LO6. explain how information generated from analysing occupations and performance is used in the context of the occupational therapy clinical process and apply to client examples.

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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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