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)
Assignments; Tutorial Presentations
Topic description

Occupational Science is the study of humans as occupational beings which examines the links between engagement, occupation, culture, health and well-being.

Educational aims

This topic will examine occupational science and its relation to occupational therapy. Students will study humans as occupational beings and examine the relationship between occupation, culture, health and well-being, and occupational justice.

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

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the relationship between occupation, health and well-being
  2. Analyse the complex factors that influence time use and apply the concepts of occupational balance
  3. Analyse the effect of the environment on occupational engagement and performance
  4. Analyse patterns of occupation and their relationship to health and well-being
  5. Examine and respond to the unique perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences of health, wellbeing and occupation, encompassing cultural connections
  6. Apply the concepts of occupational justice for both individuals and populations
  7. Articulate health and social issues from an occupational lens