1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 9-hour independent study weekly
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
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i))
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

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.