Examines the impact of occupational performance limitations on mobility and personal care (eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, etc.) due to physical, cognitive and psychosocial dysfunction and environmental constraints. Development of skills in the assessment, enhancement, maintenance and restoration of mobility and personal care occupations.
Topic 1: Importance of mobility and personal care to human occupations
Topic 2: 'No lift' approaches to manual handling
Topic 3: Mobility (bed, wheelchair and walking mobility), transfers and seating
Topic 4: Personal care routines and tasks (eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming and personal hygiene), including parenting children who require additional assistance with mobility and personal care routines
Topic 5: Equipment prescription, including wheelchair prescription and sources of funding
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand and analyse the personal, interpersonal and cultural significance of personal care and mobility in a person's occupational performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||assess and analyse mobility and personal care routines and tasks||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||address key factors in developing intervention strategies to enhance mobility (bed, wheelchair and walking mobility, transfers, and seating) and personal care (eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming and personal hygiene)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate use of safe manual handling, transfer, mobility and personal care techniques||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||prescribe experiences, equipment, task adaptations, personal assistance and environmental adaptations that address the individual needs of specific people in relation to mobility and personal care routines||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||identify, initiate and implement programs of intervention, learning and development to enable the safe and effective use of equipment prescribed (such as bath-boards, wheelchairs, hoists, seating and office furniture), task adaptations, personal support and environmental adaptations||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|7||evaluate and review the effectiveness of interventions in promoting occupational performance.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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