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)
Knowledge of and skills in professional decision-making and critical thinking as applied to various client-based scenarios; understanding of and ability to apply key theoretical models, research and theories related to occupational therapy practice; understanding of person-centred practice. Understanding of the effects of physical, neurological and psychosocial impairments on occupational performance; Knowledge of and skills in professional decision-making and critical thinking; knowledge of and ability to implement a range of occupational therapy assessments and outcome measures; knowledge of and ability to implement a range of occupation-focused, culturally sensitive and respectful strategies/interventions
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.