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OCCP1099: Occupational Performance: Healthcare 1

2021 unit information

Many adults experience difficulty performing daily activities and require interdisciplinary team services in a hospital setting. Occupational therapy services can help enhance, restore, or maintain performance in self-care, mobility, and other primary activities necessary to return to and live in the community. Mindful of a client-centred approach, students will acquire basic assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills relevant for adults within physical healthcare contexts such as an acute hospital, and begin assuming the role occupational therapists perform within healthcare teams. In doing so, students will learn: What occupational therapy processes do I use when a person's performance of self-care and mobility activities is significantly challenged? Within physical health care settings, how do I help enhance, restore, or maintain performance in daily life activities of concern? How do I incorporate a client-centre approach within healthcare systems?

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP1099
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. describe the signs, symptoms, prognosis, and healthcare management of common conditions for which an adult may present to hospital
  • LO2. demonstrate how to administer, score, and appraise common assessments and outcome measures used by occupational therapists in acute hospital, and/or rehabilitation settings
  • LO3. explain common policies and procedures which occupational therapists (and students) must comply with when working in acute hospital settings (e.g. OHS, manual handling, infection control, falls prevention, end-of-life care)
  • LO4. describe factors which need to be considered when planning intervention and hospital discharge (e.g. prognosis, available support), and which may affect a person’s ability to manage their occupations and roles post-discharge
  • LO5. develop an occupational therapy intervention plan (including assessments, outcome measures where appropriate, goals, and intervention) to help inpatients prepare for hospital discharge
  • LO6. describe the role of a student occupational therapist in a hospital setting
  • LO7. locate and interpret research about the effect of interventions used in hospital settings
  • LO8. demonstrate (under supervision) safe practice and beginning competency in patient mobility/transfer skills.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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