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), Tutorial Presentation
Topic description

This topic introduces students to the occupational therapy profession including the scope and context of occupational therapy practice within Australia and internationally.

This topic also examines philosophical, ethical, cultural and theoretical considerations for occupational therapy practice.

Educational aims

This topic aims to introduce and orientate students to the profession of occupational therapy.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify at a beginning level the underlying philosophical, theoretical and ethical base for the profession
  2. Describe key elements of the occupational therapy process and apply this to case studies
  3. Examine the scope and context of contemporary occupational therapy practice
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences of health, wellbeing and occupation
  5. Explain the importance of practicing in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner