Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Exam: viva40%
Exam: closed book40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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