This subject builds on first and second year subjects and extends the application of the occupational therapy process when working with individuals across the lifespan. Students will apply theoretical models, utilise research skills and consolidate the occupational therapy process to select relevant strategies to use when working with individuals with a range of physical, neurological and psychosocial conditions. Relevant evidence will be integrated and critiqued to inform clinical decision-making. Within this subject, students will learn how to further understand occupational issues and the importance of focusing on meaningful activities as determined by the individuals they work with. Activities and how they enable participation in meaningful roles is at the centre of being an occupational therapist. In this subject, students will enable participation in education, work, play, leisure, social life, activities of daily living (e.g. toileting, dressing, sexual activity), instrumental activities of daily living (e.g. caring for children and pets, home and money management), rest and sleep. Students will articulate their decision-making at all stages of the occupational therapy process including assessment, intervention selection, service delivery and outcome measurement; and be able to communicate this to a range of audiences
School of Community Health
Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Occupational Therapy(Honours)
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