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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

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

  • Importance of mobility and personal care to human occupations
  • "No lift" approaches to manual handling
  • Mobility (bed, wheelchair and walking mobility), transfers and seating
  • 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
  • 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand and analyse the personal, interpersonal and cultural significance of personal care and mobility in a person's occupational performance
2assess and analyse mobility and personal care routines and tasks
3address 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)
4demonstrate use of safe manual handling, transfer, mobility and personal care techniques
5prescribe 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
6identify, 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
7evaluate and review the effectiveness of interventions in promoting occupational performance.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand and analyse the personal, interpersonal and cultural significance of personal care and mobility in a person's occupational performance
  2. assess and analyse mobility and personal care routines and tasks
  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)
  4. demonstrate use of safe manual handling, transfer, mobility and personal care techniques
  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
  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
  7. evaluate and review the effectiveness of interventions in promoting occupational performance.

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Quiz20%
Report30%
Exam: viva50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Quiz20%
Report30%
Exam: viva50%
Notice

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Fee information

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