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OT2014 - Contextual Determinants of Occupation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

This subject is only available to students enrolled in occupational therapy.

The purpose of this subject is to equip students with insight and understanding of the impact of physical, social, cultural and institutional contextual elements in engagement in occupation. The subject also aims to enable students to integrate, focus and apply knowledge and understanding gained in all 2nd year subjects.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate strategies that address contextual factors that cause occupational disruption, alienation and injustice for individuals, groups and communities;
  • appraise and select information gathering strategies that are appropriate to the needs and situations of individuals, groups and communities;
  • appraise and design enabling strategies that are appropriate to address issues of occupational dysfunction in individuals, groups and communities;
  • demonstrate competence in occupational therapy professional communication;
  • identify, evaluate and discuss the ways in which physical, social, cultural and institutional contextual factors influence engagement in occupation.
Prerequisites: OT2015


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Mr Daniel Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 1 hr per week
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hrs per week
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 40%); assignments (% - 40%); group presentation (% - 20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: A minimum of 80% attendance at tutorials and workshops is compulsory. All assessment materails must be submitted to pass the subject. A grade of 40% or more on the individual and final exam must be achieved to pass the subject overall.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.