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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 & 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 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. 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 & sexuality, and religious & spiritual participation.
4. Work collaboratively & effectively as a group.
5. Provide effective and evidence-based group education and facilitation.


No prior knowledge required

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