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OCCP2101: Self-maintenance and Rest Occupations

2024 unit information

This unit of study examines the impact of occupational performance limitations on occupations that are necessary for self-care at home or in the community. These include mobility, personal care (eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, etc.) and rest/sleep. Disturbances in self-maintenance and sleep/rest can occur then people experience reduced physical, cognitive and psychosocial capacity and/or environmental constraints. Students will develop skills in the assessment, enhancement, maintenance and restoration of mobility and personal care occupations. Specifically, students will examine: the importance of mobility and personal care to human existence; the concept of maintaining self (physical and psychological); and the importance of sleep and rest to everyday health and function. Students will learn and demonstrate: current approaches to manual handling when assisted transfers are required; mobility sequences (bed, wheelchair and walking mobility), transfers and seating; personal care routines and tasks (eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming and personal hygiene), including parenting children who require additional assistance with mobility and personal care routines; and equipment prescription, including wheelchair prescription and associated sources of funding.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP2101
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
OCCP1103 and OCCP1105 and OCCP2090
Assumed knowledge:
OCCP1101 and OCCP1102 and OCCP1104

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

  • LO1. Define the concepts of “self maintenance and rest” and frame the assessment of client abilities and limitations within an occupation-based theoretical framework.
  • LO2. Apply a consumer/client perspective to the identification of self-care issues and practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • LO3. Demonstrate the skills necessary to assess clients’ abilities and limitations in performing their daily self maintenance and rest activities appropriate to clients’ lifestage and role within their home and community environment.
  • LO4. Determine the appropriateness of, and select from a variety of self-care assessment methods including interviews, clinical observation, standardized and non-standardized assessments.
  • LO5. Link assessment findings to an intervention plan which incorporates goals, strategies, and selection of appropriate measurement of intervention outcomes.
  • LO6. Demonstrate knowledge of interventions that enable self maintenance and rest, including [but not limited to]: functional skills training, remediation, task modification, environmental modifications, psychological interventions and assistive technology.
  • LO7. Describe and critique published evidence about the assessments and interventions

Unit availability

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

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