10 x 1-hour lectures per semester 2 x 2-hour tutorials per semester 10 x 1-hour tutorial-1s per semester 1 x 111-hour independent study per semester
Written assignments; Examination (40%)
An introduction to occupational science, a study of humans as occupational beings. Students will examine the relationship between occupation, health and well being at both individual and societal levels. Concepts such as occupational balance, occupational development, and occupational deprivation will be examined in humans with some reference to antecedents in primates. The impact of variables such as the environment, culture, resources and opportunities on occupational performance will be explored.
This topic will introduce students to the study of humans as occupational beings and the links between participation, occupation and well-being.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic students will able to:
Define occupational science
Describe the major concepts of occupational science
Describe the relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing at an introductory level
Search for and locate occupational science literature
Describe the role and impact of occupation in human development
Apply the concepts and findings of occupational science in analysing people’s time use and occupational choices
Analyse the effect of different environments on patterns of occupation
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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