This subject will engage students in critically examining professional practice in occupational therapy in relation to Indigenous Australian people, considering the impact of standpoint. Students will analyse the social, cultural and historical dimensions of the diverse experiences of Australian Indigenous people to design strategies for ongoing development informed by a human rights and social justice framework. Students will consider strengths-based and community-led approaches for engaging with Indigenous Australian people and diverse cultural groups. They will debate the impact of a range of issues on occupational therapy practice leading to a critical evaluation of the effect occupational therapy could have on contemporary global, national or local sociocultural and political issues.
School of Community Health
Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
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