This subject guides students through application of the occupational therapy process to develop skills in assessment, intervention planning, evaluation and reporting to enable the occupations of individuals. Students will begin to integrate research evidence and use professional reasoning skills to support and guide decision-making. Students will use knowledge of theories, frames of references and evidence-based practice introduced in first and second year occupational therapy subjects, and apply these to clients from diverse backgrounds. Students will apply knowledge learnt in biomedical and psychology subjects to understand the effects of physical, neurological and psychosocial impairments on occupational performance. Activities and how they enable participation in meaningful roles is at the centre of occupation-focused practice. In this subject, students will learn how to identify and describe occupational issues and the importance of focusing on meaningful activities, including participation in education, work, play, leisure, social life, activities of daily living (e.g. showering, eating, sexual activity), instrumental activites of daily living (e.g. home and money management, shopping and accessing the community), rest and sleep. This subject will form the foundation for integrating relevant evidence into occupational therapy practice.
School of Community Health
Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
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