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


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?02/06/2018
Cancellation 2?05/06/2018
Last enrolment31/05/2018
Last withdrawal?12/06/2018
Teaching census?12/06/2018