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OCCP2102: Home and Community Occupations

2024 unit information

In this unit of study, "home" and "community" occupations and performance needs are described from different perspectives. The effects of reduced physical, cognitive and psychosocial and environmental constraints on occupational performance within the home and community are examined. Occupational therapy assessment of the accessibility of home and public environments, and the development of culturally appropriate interventions, including the use of appropriate assistive devices/technology are investigated. Specifically, students will examine: Instrumental Activities of Daily (IADL) (definitions, inclusions and assessment); community and home environments (how are they defined, use, impact on occupational performance); legislative and regulatory considerations which impact plans for modifying home and community environments; concepts of universal design; and access standards. Students will develop required competence in: assessment of and prescription for basic home modifications; professional reasoning and report writing skills required by funding and legal agencies associated with home modification and resource plans; assessment and related aspects of transport (public transport, assisted transport and driving); assistive technology and devices appropriate for home and community contexts; the role of carer associated with home and community occupations. This unit will include learning activities that will contribute to practice education hours.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP2102
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
(OCCP1103 and OCCP2090) or (OCCP1096 and OCCP1099)
Assumed knowledge:
OCCP1101 and OCCP1102 and OCCP1104 and OCCP1105

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

  • LO1. Describe and analyse occupations performed in the home and community, and describe the contribution of these occupations to participation and well-being, and identify ways in which these occupations may be impacted by lifelong, chronic and complex conditions.
  • LO2. Assess the needs and capacities of people living with lifelong, chronic and complex conditions with regard to meaningful participation and home and community occupations.
  • LO3. Select, plan and deliver (with supervision) evidence-based interventions to increase occupational performance by adapting tasks, changing environments, enabling skill mastery, and collaborating with other stakeholders including family members, other disciplines and organisations.
  • LO4. Understand how family members and carers can meet their own occupational needs and support the needs of people they care for (representing the diversity of potential family situations).
  • LO5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of legal and ethical guidelines that govern care for people with disabilities living at home and participating in the community.
  • LO6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of technical drawing skills and modification design articulating clinical reasoning and in consideration of required legislation.
  • LO7. Demonstrate critical thinking about the influence of a variety of geographic and economic contexts on home and community participation, and ways occupational therapy programs may be informed by these contexts.

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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