The subject focuses on the social determinants of health and the ways in which health professionals can work collaboratively with communities to improve health and wellbeing. The subject builds on prior learning of Australian history and Indigenous culture and moves beyond individualistic approaches to health. It examines the concepts of health promotion and community development, and explores differences between public health and primary health. The subject also addresses topics such as racism, privilege, discrimination, trauma and trauma-informed practice. Regional, state, national and international perspectives and policies relating to health and wellbeing are explored and students are asked to consider how these perspectives impact on the particular needs of communities, including culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
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 role of occupational therapy and group work in the field of psychosocial health and wellbeing; knowledge of the benefits of group work in contemporary practice; knowledge and skill in professional reasoning and occupation-focused group work in a variety of group therapy programs; client/patient engagement skills
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.