1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
1a Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
1b Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1c Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1d Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1e Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1f Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1g Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1h Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1i Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
2 1 of HLTH1004, HLTH1210
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
REHB3002 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Content such as can be obtained in the first two years of the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Assignment(s), Examination, Tutorial participation
Topic description

This topic will enable students to develop knowledge of the common health conditions that are relevant to occupational therapy practice. The conditions will be explored from a clinical perspective including pathophysiology, epidemiology, presentation, natural history, diagnosis and intervention. Common occupational therapy practice will be outlined in relation to these health conditions. Students will also consider the occupational implications of these conditions on individuals, significant others and society and how this influences health and health policy.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with a clinical and occupational understanding of common health conditions relevant to occupational therapy practice and to explore the impact of these conditions on the lives of individuals, their significant others and society.

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

  1. Determine the occupational implications of common health conditions relevant to occupational therapy practice by understanding the pathophysiology, epidemiology, presentation, natural history, diagnosis, and intervention
  2. Analyse the occupational implications of living with common health conditions for an individual and their significant others
  3. Analyse how common health conditions impact on the wider society, and explain how this applies to health policy
  4. Examine the occupational therapy role in supporting individuals who have common health conditions and determine how this differs based on personal, environmental and occupational factors

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

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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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.