Occupational Performance: Retirement (OCCP3078)


Older adults may experience challenges participating in day-to-day activities during their retirement years. Occupational therapy can enhance, restore, or maintain performance of daily life activities, help to prevent future challenges from occurring, and assist older adults to continue ageing in place or in assisted living environments within community contexts. In this unit of study students will take an evidence-based approach to occupational therapy service provision and develop occupational therapy assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills specific to older adults. In doing so, students will learn: How do I provide occupational therapy for older adults from a client-centred perspective? How do I promote quality of life and wellbeing through continuing engagement in day-to-day activities? What methods do I use to help older adults live safely in the community and help prevent hospitalisations?

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week


Practical tutorial activity (25%), written 1000 word assignment (25%), and written 3000 word case study report (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.