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Coffs Harbour
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Unit description

This unit explores human development across the lifespan and students will learn about occupational roles in infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older adulthood. Students will explore a range of personal, cultural, social and environmental factors that influence occupational role acquisition, transition and loss over the lifespan.

Unit content

  • Developmental stages of infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young, middle and late adulthood
  • Environmental and role theories as they provide context to doing that has personal meaning
  • The nature of occupations and occupational performance roles
  • Assessment of occupations and occupational performance roles
  • Development and implementation of possible occupational therapy interventions to remedy difficulties in personally meaningful occupational role performance.

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:
1discuss the key elements of lifespan development and explain how these relate to occupational performance
2analyse the dynamic process of occupational role acquisition, transition and loss across the lifespan
3analyse the important issues influencing occupations and occupational role performance across the lifespan
4describe how culture influences lifespan development and occupational transitions

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

  1. discuss the key elements of lifespan development and explain how these relate to occupational performance
  2. analyse the dynamic process of occupational role acquisition, transition and loss across the lifespan
  3. analyse the important issues influencing occupations and occupational role performance across the lifespan
  4. describe how culture influences lifespan development and occupational transitions

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation40%
Web page20%
Essay40%
Practical Education ActivitiesSR

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation40%
Web page20%
Essay40%
Practical Education ActivitiesSR
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