1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 6-hour seminar once-only
1 x 2-hour workshop-1 weekly
1 x 3-hour workshop-2 once-only
1 x 93-hour independent study per semester
1 Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
1a Admission into MOCTC-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
2 6 of DSRS3222, HLTH3102, HLTH3105, MMED3932, MMED3941, REHB3001, REHB2002, HLTH3112, HLTH3116
3 Admission into MOT-Master of Occupational Therapy
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a) and 2) or (3))
1 OCCT8001 - Occupational Therapy Practice 1
2 REHB8101 - Interprofessional Practice
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Assumed knowledge
The Master of Occupational Therapy has a number of pre-requisites for admission, and students must demonstrate a level of academic achievement in the areas of Physiology, Anatomy, Communication Skills, Research Methods, and Social Perspectives in Health before being admitted to the course. These admission requirements form the basis of all assumed knowledge.
Assignments; Tutorial Presentations
Topic description
Occupational Science is the study of humans as occupational beings which explores the links between engagement, occupation, health and well-being.
Educational aims
This topic will outline occupational science and its relation to occupational therapy. Students will study humans as occupational beings and examine the relationship between occupation, health and well-being.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the relationship between occupation, health and well-being

  • Describe and analyse the complex factors that influence how people construct their daily life

  • Describe methods of inquiry for the study of occupation within the human development

  • Apply the concepts of occupational deprivation and occupational justice for both individuals and populations

  • Analyse time use in humans and apply the concepts of occupational balance

  • Analyse the effect of the environment on occupational engagement and performance for both individuals and populations

  • Analyse patterns of occupation and their relationship to health and well-being for both individuals and populations