OCC1012 - Occupational science - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Occupational Therapy

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nikos Thomacos

Coordinator(s)

Ms Lisa Murphy
Dr Alana Hewitt

Unit guides

Offered

Peninsula

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

OCC1011.

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: 3869, M3001

Synopsis

Students will learn about the principles and mechanisms underlying the relationship between persons, their environments and occupations; and how it relates to human health and wellbeing. The concept of occupation will be described, and how people shape and are shaped by their engagement in occupation and their environmental context. Students will engage in experiential exercises to support their learning of concepts, including participation in a community-based volunteering experience.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and explain classifications of human occupation, and how the interaction of person-environment-occupation relates to health and wellbeing.
  2. Examine issues relevant to a health professional as well as reflect upon work completed as a team after participation in a community-based volunteering experience.
  3. Identify data collection methods, collect and analyse data on the occupational performance of self and others.
  4. Locate, retrieve and use resources to identify the relationship between persons, their environments and occupations.
  5. Locate, retrieve and use resources relevant to occupational science and identify key issues and concepts for practice.
  6. Demonstrate effective presentation skills in written, visual and verbal modes.

Assessment

NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes .

  • Group Oral presentation (20 minutes) (30%)
  • Written essay (2,000 words) (35%)
  • Exam (2 hours) (35%)

Hurdle requirements

Participation in community-based volunteering experience.

Workload requirements

Lecture component: 2 hours per week, Tutorial/Practicum component: 2 hours per week, Private study: 4 hours per week.

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