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OT2014 - Contextual Determinants of Occupation

[To be introduced in 2013]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

This subject to commence in 2013. 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, socio-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

  • identify, evaluate and discuss the ways in which physical, socio-cultural and institutional contextual factors influence engagement in occupation;
  • 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: OT1012 AND OT2011 AND OT2012

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.