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OCTY71-112: Promoting the Occupational Health and Well-being of Communities


The subject focusses on the practice of occupational therapy at a community level. At the commencement of the subject you will undertake 4 weeks of case-based learning to refresh your cultural competency through learning about working with First Australians. Subsequently you will explore current issues and occupational therapy actions with other communities. You will apply this perspective to a topical community issue.

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 2018: $4,718

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a capacity to provide culturally safe occupational therapy (e.g., to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people).
2. Review principles of health promotion and community development.
3. Explain occupational health & well-being issues at a community level.
4. Apply occupational therapy theory at a community level.


OCTY71-100 - Foundations of Occupational Therapy AND
OCTY71-101 - Health Conditions and Multidisciplinary Management AND
OCTY71-107 - Evidence based Practice for Health Professionals (or concurrently)

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