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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 & psychological injury prevention, risk management, ergonomics, return to work & pre-employment services, injury management, creating healthy workplaces, the ageing worker, and vocational rehabilitation. Working with a local business, you will apply your knowledge & skills on a weekly basis.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,559
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718

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.


OCTY71-103 - Enabling Environments: A Systems Approach AND OCTY71-106 - Occupational Therapy Roles and Responsibilities (or concurrently)

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens19/03/2017
Semester start15/05/2017
Subject start15/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/2017