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OCCP1103: Occupational Therapy Theory and Process

2024 unit information

This unit of study introduces students to the profession of occupational therapy, including: values and beliefs, philosophical bases, foundational concepts, key constructs of occupational performance, and the scope of current occupational therapy practice. Learning opportunities address: humans as occupational beings including cultural and anthropological perspectives; relationship between occupations, health and occupational therapy practice; and the evolution of the occupational therapy profession in Australia and internationally. Through the use of case-based studies and input from consumers of occupational therapy, occupational therapy clinicians and occupational therapy academics, students learn how to use key constructs of occupational performance to begin the development of the professional reasoning capacity required to determine an existing problem of occupation and subsequent focus of therapy. Experiential learning focuses on the development of professional behaviours, communication, and reflection, with particular emphasis on core oral communication skills required for practice. Assessments are supported by learning opportunities which target expected procedures to be used in theoretical and case-based reporting and referencing used in scholarly written work.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP1103
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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OCCP1096
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. Articulate your occupational therapy identity by describing the core philosophy, focus and scope of occupational therapy
  • LO2. Identify and define the concept of occupational ill-health and well being
  • LO3. Identify and define the essential theoretical constructs that represent human occupations and occupational performance
  • LO4. Use theoretical constructs of occupational performance to identify the occupational needs of individuals, groups and populations
  • LO5. Investigate, analyse and document information about occupational performance, health and well-being through professional interviewing
  • LO6. Demonstrate ethical and professional communication skills that reflect professional values in occupational therapy
  • LO7. Describe the impact of effective verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as miscommunication, and how this links to health outcomes
  • LO8. Identify and demonstrate respectful communication skills relevant to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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