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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 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,890

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.


Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

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