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OCCP5218: OT in Home and Community Environments

This unit introduces students to the home and community environments, including the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components, in which clients perform occupations. These may include the home, neighbourhood shopping centre, community leisure facility, and residential accommodation such as nursing homes and retirement villages. Students will learn to assess the impact of these environments on clients' occupations, analyse activities conducted in these environments and recommend appropriate adaptations and modifications. In addition students will learn about their own environments of practice as they impact on their work. These include team work practice and the politics of home, health and community settings. Students will learn appropriate presentation skills to document home and community environment assessments and recommendations including written reports and verbal presentations.

Code OCCP5218
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Musculo-skeletal anatomy

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

  • LO1. identify the personal priorities and meaning underpinning the participation of a person in a variety of routines and tasks, at home and within the community
  • LO2. identify and assess the nature and causes of the difficulties that people experience in bed mobility, transfers, walking, seating, and personal care tasks such as bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming and personal hygiene, and instrumental activities of daily living such as cooking, cleaning, home maintenance, gardening and laundry, budgeting, banking, use of utilities and transport, and participation in a diverse array of community based activities
  • LO3. apply the process of activity analysis to assess and promote participation in mobility and personal care routines and tasks
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of safe manual handling, transfer, and mobility techniques
  • LO5. identify and analyse the temporal, cultural, sensory, cognitive, physical, and psychological dimensions of environment
  • LO6. prescribe equipment, modifications, and personal assistance that addresses the individual needs of specific people in home and community environments
  • LO7. identify and initiate programs of intervention, learning, and development to enable safe and effective use of prescribed equipment (such as bath boards, wheelchairs, hoists, and furniture), task adaptations, personal support, and environmental adaptations
  • LO8. prepare and substantiate documentation including written analysis, diagrams, and measured drawings assessing specific aspects of occupational performance with a variety of plans for intervention
  • LO9. evaluate and review the effectiveness of interventions.