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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 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,890

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.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start21/05/2018
Cancellation 1?03/06/2018
Cancellation 2?06/06/2018
Last enrolment01/06/2018
Last withdrawal?14/06/2018
Teaching census?14/06/2018