Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with advanced knowledge of environmental intervention for people with disabilities, to enable access and effective occupational performance in the home, work and community.  Students will gain skills in: clinical reasoning; the use of occupational therapy theory to support environmental modification; the application of evidence based practice in environmental modification; advanced technical drawing and computer aided design (CAD); preparation of environmental modification reports.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKylee Lockwood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites All students require subject coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions OCT5AEI is offered subject to sufficient enrolments.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUsing environments to enable occupational performanceRecommendedLetts, L., Rigby, P. and Stewart, D.THOROFARE: SLACK (2004)
ReadingsAn Occupational Therapist's Guide to Home Modification PracticePrescribedAinsworth, E., De Jong, D.THOROFARE: SLACK (2010)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse literature related to occupational therapy on environmental interventions and extrapolate the information and apply to clinical reasoning and occupational therapy theory.

On-line learning activities and discussion

02. Understand the principles of universal design, 'design for all' and related concepts and relate these to occupational therapy practice.

On-line learning activities and discussion

04. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of home assessment and modification strategies.

On-line learning activities and discussion

06. Demonstrate competency in technical drawing and basic computer-aided design (CAD).

On-line learning activities and discussion

07. Demonstrate competency in writing and preparing reports, including an understanding of legislative and standards frameworks, documentation and legal responsibilities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylee Lockwood

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours block mode per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One review of an assessment tool (1000 words)20 01, 04
One Technical Drawing assignment20 04, 06
Participation in online discussions20 01, 02, 04
One case report and appraised article (2500 words)Hurdle: Complete online quiz (module 7) and five short answer questions (modules 8 and 9)40 01, 02, 04, 07