1 x 50-minute lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 Admission into MOT-Master of Occupational Therapy
1a Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
2 OCCT2001 - Introduction to Occupational Science
3 HLTH1004 - Human Bioscience
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and 2 and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
REHB3003 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Foundation occupational science, psychology and human biology.
Tests and assignment
Topic description

This topic covers:

  • Occupational performance across the lifespan
  • Group work and presentation skills
  • Pain, posture and movement
  • Preparation for practice placements
Educational aims

This topic aims to provide occupational therapy students with extended knowledge and skills in the discrete areas of lifespan development, group work and postural control and to prepare them for the entry into the Master of Occupational Therapy.

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

  1. Describe key life stages and the associated occupational performance milestones
  2. Describe the physiology and biopsychosocial elements of pain both acute and chronic
  3. Describe the neurological control of movement and motor learning
  4. Analyse posture and balance
  5. Analyse group dynamics
  6. Present effectively to a large group
  7. Complete preparatory requirements for fieldwork placements in the Master of Occupational Therapy

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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contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

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

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
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.