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OCTY71-110: Occupational Therapy: Independence and Participation


In this subject you will explore the role of occupational therapy in enabling independence and participation. There will be an emphasis on independence in self-care and activities of daily living to function in the home environment, as well as focussed attention on selected activities (including transport, sex and sexuality, and sleep) that underpin participation. At the end of the semester you will conduct a community presentation, where you will demonstrate group education and facilitation skills in the context of promoting independence and participation.

Subject details

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

Learning outcomes

1. Apply occupational therapy reasoning to improve independence and participation. 2. Apply enabling skills in the context of improving independence and participation. 3. Explore assessment and intervention for key activities such as self-care, instrumental activities of daily living, caring, transport, sleep, sex and sexuality, and religious and spiritual participation. 4. Work collaboratively and effectively as a group. 5. Provide effective and evidence-based group education and facilitation.

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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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