oct1tha intro to occup ther 1



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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This unit is an introduction to occupational therapy and prepares students for their first fieldwork placement. It is a combination of lectures, practical classes, tutorials and clinical fieldwork. The theory component provides an overview of the historical development of the profession, current issues in occupational therapy theory, practice and an introduction to the occupational engagement process. The practical skills component includes therapeutic handling, mobility devices, wheelchair use, record writing and universal precautions. Students will undertake 4 days fieldwork experience once a week during semester 1. This will allow students to apply the skills they have learnt and to develop an understanding of occupational therapy practice in a variety of settings.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJanet Fricke

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnabling occupation: an occupational therapy perspectivePrescribedCanadian Association of Occupational TherapistsOTTAWA: CAOT PUBLICATIONS ACE 2002

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