No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

OCC302 Occupation: Time and Narratives (8)


In this subject students look specifically at people's time use, tempo, temporality and wellbeing. The subject is organised around a series of life stories and relates occupation to life stages, events and transitions. Students choose to investigate an occupational issue during a particular life stage (such as adolescence or midlife) or a life event (such as childbirth or coming of age).

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: OCC302
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- Discuss people's time use, tempo, temporality and wellbeing
- Reflect on their values and beliefs as 'occupational beings'
- Evaluate dimensions of occupational engagement by individuals and groups of different ages
- Have a deeper understanding of age-related assessments, therapeutic activities and rituals via participation and simulation
- Review a range of occupational narratives and films


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Occupation and time in the framework of human lives - Adulthood: An intimate relationship in the context of chronic illness - Loss and change - Childbirth and parenting - Mid-life transitions - Narratives of older adulthood


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.