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OCCP2084: Occupational Performance: Healthcare 2

2022 unit information

Many adults experience significant challenges performing daily life activities due to mental illness or other psychosocial issues, and need interdisciplinary team services within mental health (and other psychosocial) settings. Occupational therapy can enhance, restore, or maintain performance and participation in daily routines and activities, enabling individuals 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 mental health and psychosocial contexts and begin assuming the role occupational therapists perform within healthcare teams. Students will learn: What assessments, intervention and evaluation processes do occupational therapists use when a person's routines and daily activities are challenged due to the effects of a mental illness or other psychosocial issues? Within mental health settings, how do I help enhance, restore, or maintain performance in daily life activities of concern? How do I incorporate a client-centred approach within healthcare systems? How can groups be used to support individuals to overcome the impacts psychosocial issues to promote satisfying and health-promoting occupational engagement.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP2084
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the broad and diverse mental health care system in which occupational therapy practice occurs
  • LO2. differentiate between mental health and mental illness/disorder, and their impact on occupations
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the interplay between physical and psychosocial conditions, and their impact on occupational performance
  • LO4. understand the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conception of social and emotional well-being, and how this applied to occupational therapy interventions
  • LO5. describe/explain in professional and lay language the scope of occupational therapy services/practice in public and private settings, where mental health concerns are addressed
  • LO6. select and apply a variety of generic and occupational therapy specific assessments and interventions within diverse populations from an occupational perspective, and apply best evidence-based practice principles
  • LO7. select and apply a variety of outcome evaluation strategies for individuals and services/programs
  • LO8. demonstrate effective clinical communication skills to engage consumers/service users, and promote effective, collaborative team work
  • LO9. apply group design, implementation, and evaluation techniques to develop a group session that is appropriately matched to the range of clients who are likely to access the group
  • LO10. demonstrate basic competence in a range of group skills.

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Semester 2 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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