Examines the relationship between occupational performance, the psychosocial dimensions of mental function and related environmental and social factors that impact on mental health. The theory and practice of occupational therapy assessment and intervention will be analysed and applied to address occupational performance concerns associated with mental health and well-being.
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 investigate the relationship between mental functioning (psychosocial) and occupational performance and explain the impact of mental illness on occupational performance.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Articulate the role of occupational therapy within mental health services such as in Early Intervention, Acute Care, Long Term Support Services, and other general and specialized services for consumers and carers in mental health.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Critically discuss the implications of global trends, federal and state legislation and policies, practice trends such as the use of evidence and consumer focused practice on mental health services, among other factors, on occupational therapy in mental health services.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Select and conduct relevant assessments in order to investigate the relationship between occupational performance, mental health and substance addition.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||Apply knowledge of the person, occupation and environment in planning, implementing and evaluating collaborative mental health programs.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||Apply theoretical perspectives and best practice models in planning and implementing occupational therapy programs for specific clients within a mental health practice setting.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Identify and assess the functional outcomes of intervention.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Brown, C, Stoffel, VC & Munoz, L (eds), 2011, Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation, FA Davis, Philadelphia.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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