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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, learners will shift their view beyond the occupational challenges facing individuals, to consider the ways in which occupational therapists enable social change at the level of the community, population and organisation. Learners will focus on gaining knowledge and skills required for their impending role as health practitioners in a rapidly changing health and social context. The subject is comprised of three key themes: prevention and health promotion, project management and contemporary practice issues. Learners will apply, critique and reflect upon major subject themes through the conduct of a substantial organisational project.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTracy Fortune

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites OCT5OCS and OCT5CRS


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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnabling occupation 11: advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, wellbeing and justice through occupationRecommendedTownsend and PalatajkoCAOT PUBLICATIONS, OTTAWA.
ReadingsEnabling social changeRecommendedTownsend, Cockburn, Letts, Thibeault & Trentham 2007N/A
ReadingsProject management in health and community services: getting good ideas to workRecommendedDwyer, J, Stanton, P, Thiessen V. 2004ALLEN & UNWIN, SYDNEY.
ReadingsPromoting health: the primary health care approachRecommendedTalbot, L & Verrinder, G 20094TH EDN, ELSEVIER, SYDNEY.

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