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OCTY71-108: Occupational Therapy: Work


Productive occupations provide meaning and purpose in life, as well as improving physical and mental well-being. Productive occupations also reflect contribution to the community and a means to meet human needs. In this subject you will engage in the occupational therapy role in the field of Work. Topics will include workplace physical and psychological injury prevention, risk management, ergonomics, return to work and pre-employment services, injury management, creating healthy workplaces, the ageing worker, and vocational rehabilitation. Working with a local business, you will apply your knowledge and skills on a weekly basis.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,710
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860

Learning outcomes

1. Work within the context of an occupational therapy role in the field of Work and comply with relevant legislation. 2. Apply ergonomic principles. 3. Analyse job demands at the workplace in the context of physical and psychological worker fit. 4. Apply skills in workplace injury prevention. 5. Apply principles of workplace rehabilitation. 6. Indicate principles of healthy workplace design.

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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