OCCUPATION: FOUNDATIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE & THERAPY
Credit points: 15
Students will develop advanced knowledge of theoretical and research literatures that inform current understandings of the multidimensional nature of occupation. Students gain an overview of current conceptual understandings of occupation through critically analysing and evaluating literature and research in occupational science that explores the multidimensional nature of occupation and its relationships with health and wellbeing. Students will review literature related to understanding occupational engagement in childhood, adulthood, or older adulthood; and to reflect on its applicability in occupational therapy. Students will also have opportunities to work together to evaluate a range of methodologies used to investigate relevant research questions.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorEllie Fossey
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Special conditions Must have completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent. Subject offered contingent upon sufficient enrolments. Subject offered alternative years contingent upon sufficient enrolments.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Introduction to occupation: science of living (2nd edition)||Recommended||Christiansen, C. and Townsend, E. (eds)||PRENTICE HALL, 2010|
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Online, 2014, Semester 1, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEllie Fossey
Scheduled Online Class
Six 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period and delivered via online.
"Delivered via web conferencing tool (Collaborate)."
Six 5.0 hours directed reading per study period and delivered via online.
"6 x online study modules comprising reading and participation in facilitated discussion forums. Equivalent to 30 hours of class based activities."
|Contributions to online discussion||20|
|one 3,000-word written assignment||70|
|one 500-word paper critique||Hurdle: one student-led online discussion.||10|