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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine|
|Study abroad||Available to Study Abroad students|
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.
OCTY71-103 - Enabling Environments: A Systems Approach AND OCTY71-106 - Occupational Therapy Roles and Responsibilities (or concurrently)