1 x 2-hour lecture-1 once-only
8 x 1-hour lecture-2s per semester
9 x 2-hour workshops per semester
1 x 107-hour independent study per semester
1 Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
1a Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1b Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1c Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1d Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1e Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1f Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1g Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1h Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
1i Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
1j Admission into DIPHS-Diploma in Health Sciences
1k Admission into ADHS-Associate Degree in Health Sciences
1l Admission into DIPHSFP-Diploma in Health Sciences - City Campus
1m Admission into ADHSFP-Associate Degree in Health Sciences - City Campus
1n Admission into BHSFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences - City Campus
1o Admission into BHSTSFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies) - City Campus
1p Admission into BHSHMFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management) - City Campus
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p))
Assignment(s); Examination (30%); Fieldwork.
Topic description
Introduces students to the occupational therapy profession including the development of the profession, scope of current occupational therapy practice, the professional framework in Australia and the philosophical, ethical and theoretical basis for practice. A field placement will provide a concentrated orientation to professional practice.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to introduce and orientate students to the profession of occupational therapy.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • define occupation and describe its relationship to health at a beginning level

  • describe the key elements of the occupational therapy process and apply this to a case study

  • define and use key terms in occupational therapy

  • describe the development, organization, typical work environments and scope of practice for the profession in Australia

  • identify at a beginning level the underlying philosophical, theoretical and ethical base for the profession.