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OCCP5219: OT in School and Work Environments

This unit is divided into material related to work and school environments. The work unit introduces students to the paid and unpaid work environments including the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components in which clients perform occupations. Students will learn to assess the impact of these environments on clients` occupations and recommend appropriate adaptions and modifications. In addition, students will learn about their own environments of practice and the politics of health and work settings. The school unit introduces students to the occupation of children and students in school settings, reviewing the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components in which they perform occupations. Students will learn to assess the needs of children and students in schools and to consider the intervention approaches necessary to facilitate learning in schools. Students will become familiar with assessments that are conducted in these environments and recommend appropriate adaptions and modifications. In addition, students will learn about their own environments of practice as they impact on their work. These include teamwork practice and the culture of school settings.

Code OCCP5219
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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OCCP5217
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. identify the biomechanical, sensory motor, cognitive, and psychosocial dimensions that influence student’s occupational performance within school environments
  • LO2. select and apply appropriate assessment strategies to identify occupational performance needs of students within the school environment
  • LO3. analyse the range of factors that affect performance in school environments including legislation, educational policies, implicit and explicit curriculum content, school ethos, the influence of diverse stakeholders, the built environment, and educational resources
  • LO4. analyse the occupational roles, routines, and tasks required of students in preschool, primary school, and high school education systems as they relate to the changing educational expectations over time
  • LO5. identify, prioritise, and justify interventions that address client needs, and consider individuals, school personnel, and school context
  • LO6. Select and apply assessment strategies appropriate to productivity occupations and the environments in which they occur.
  • LO7. Identify and analyse the impact of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive dysfunction on performance in productivity occupations.
  • LO8. Select and apply intervention strategies appropriate to promote occupational performance in productivity occupations, this includes developing therapeutic plans to facilitate occupational performance in productivity considering lifespan development, within a multicultural environment.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.