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 experience 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 contemporary issues on occupational therapy practice leading to a critical evaluation of the effects occupational therapy could have on contemporary global, national or local sociocultural and political issues. Students will also identify their personal strengths and develop a plan for their continuing professional development relevant to the knowledge, skills and values required for their emerging role as a new graduate occupational therapist and for professional registration.
Note: Students completing OCC416 will attend the lectures and tutorials/workshops for OCC414 Professional and Organisational Contexts of Practice and OCC415 Socio-cultural and Political Contexts of Practice. However, students completing OCC416 will do different assessments to the students enrolled in OCC414 and OCC415
School of Community Health
Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Students should have completed the four workplace learning subjects in second session third year and first session fourth year of the course as this subject draws on the understanding that students have gained from working in a diverse range of practice settings.
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.