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Unit of Study OCCU1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations (2024)

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    Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

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:

describe the philosophy, scope and process of occupational therapy in Australia

analyse and explain the relationship between occupations, health and wellbeing

apply occupational therapy theoretical models and frameworks to low complexity scenarios

demonstrate ethical practice, professional written and verbal communication skills and behaviours appropriate to occupational therapy practice

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Case study40%
Clinical skills40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Case study40%
Clinical skills40%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Essential for this unit: Brown, T., Bourke-Taylor, H. M., Isbel, S., Cordier, R., & Gustafsson, L. , 2021, Occupational Therapy in Australia: professional and practice issues, 2nd, Routledge, Sydney.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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    You are required to wear fully enclosed footwear at all times in the laboratory rooms. Should you arrive wearing inappropriate shoes, you will be asked to leave the laboratory until you have sourced shoes that are fully enclosed.

    You are required to wear the SCU Health Placements Uniform for the Viva Assessment.


Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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