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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. 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-ordinatorLeeanne Carey

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 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.

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

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

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

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