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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

This unit explores the concepts of “home” and “community” with respect to the effects of physical, cognitive and psychosocial dysfunction. Environmental constraints on occupational performance within the home and community are also explored. Students will examine concepts of occupational therapy assessment including the accessibility of home and public environments. Students will develop an understanding of culturally appropriate interventions, including the use of home modifications, assistive devices and technology.

Unit content

  1. Occupational justice
  2. Community occupations
  3. Home modifications – technical skills
  4. Home occupations 1
  5. Home occupations 2
  6. Case examples

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:
1apply theoretical models to assess the impact of home and community environments on occupational performance
2use relevant theoretical frameworks and legislations to recommend appropriate strategies to address occupational performance issues
3promote participation in occupations and advocate for occupational justice for clients within the home and community
4demonstrate professional skills, communication and cultural responsiveness required for occupational therapy practice within the home and community

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

  1. apply theoretical models to assess the impact of home and community environments on occupational performance
  2. use relevant theoretical frameworks and legislations to recommend appropriate strategies to address occupational performance issues
  3. promote participation in occupations and advocate for occupational justice for clients within the home and community
  4. demonstrate professional skills, communication and cultural responsiveness required for occupational therapy practice within the home and community

Prescribed Learning Resources

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report50%
Presentation50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report50%
Presentation50%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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