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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

This unit examines the impact of occupational performance limitations on productivity and employment due to physical, cognitive and psychosocial impairments and environmental constraints. Students will 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 and 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1articulate the purpose, scope and role of occupational therapy within workplace rehabilitation
2analyse a productivity occupation through a detailed assessment of duties, tasks and critical demands
3create evidence-based intervention strategies to enhance work occupations with consideration of relevant Australian legislation
4demonstrate effective and professional communication skills related to occupational therapy practice in workplace rehabilitation

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

  1. articulate the purpose, scope and role of occupational therapy within workplace rehabilitation
  2. analyse a productivity occupation through a detailed assessment of duties, tasks and critical demands
  3. create evidence-based intervention strategies to enhance work occupations with consideration of relevant Australian legislation
  4. demonstrate effective and professional communication skills related to occupational therapy practice in workplace rehabilitation

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
Report30%
Case study60%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report30%
Case study60%
Quiz10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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Fee paying courses
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International

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