oct5aei advancd envrmentl intervention



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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 (e.g.: access audits, kitchen or workstation redesign). It combines lectures, practical classes, student presentations and outside visits. The theoretical framework of the subject will be based on the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance, and WHOs International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). Students will gain skills in: clinical reasoning; the application of evidence based practice; advanced technical drawing and computer aided design (CAD); preparation of reports for public bodies and legal purposes.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobin Lovell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Special conditions Subject to sufficient enrolments. Must have completed a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy by Faculty of Health Sciences.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUsing environments to enable occupational performancePrescribedLetts, L., Rigby, P. and Stewart, D.THOROFARE: SLACK (2004)
ReadingsAS1428.1: Access for people with disabilitiesRecommendedStandards AustraliaSYDNEY: STANDARDS AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL (2001)
ReadingsAn Occupational Therapist's Guide to Home Modification PracticeRecommendedAinsworth, E., De Jong, D.THOROFARE: SLACK (2010)
ReadingsEnabling occupation: An occupational therapy perspectiveRecommendedCanadian Association of Occupational Therapists2ND ED. OTTAWA: CAOT PUBLICATIONS ACE (2002)

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.

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

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03. Apply these principles to create accessible housing and environments.

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

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05. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of access and building auditing.

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

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

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