Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Examines the impact of occupational performance limitations on productivity and employment due to physical, cognitive and psychosocial impairments and environmental constraints. Provides the opportunity to develop skills in methods used to assess, maintain, restore and enhance productivity roles.

Unit content

  • Paid and unpaid work
  • Occupational choice
  • Legislation - Workers' Compensation, Workplace Health & Safety; Disability Discrimination
  • Workplace assessments and job analyses
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations and other work-related assessments
  • Return to work plans and injury management
  • Case management
  • Ergonomics in the workplace
  • Prevention of work-related injury/illness (WHS)
  • Supported employment options.

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 2 hours (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Case study30%
Exam: closed book45%
Presentation of draft report SR

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Fee information


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