Upper Limb and Hand Rehabilitation (OCCP4080)


Students will develop knowledge and skills required to provide therapy for people whose occupational performance is compromised by impairments in the upper limb and hand. Causes of impairments include disease, disorders and conditions that affect the peripheral and central nervous system, bones and joints and connective tissues. Skills developed will include orthotic prescription and fabrication, task-embedded joint mobility and muscle strengthening methods and use of oedema and scar management techniques. Students will learn to clearly articulate the theoretical and evidence-based rationale for interventions selected

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Further unit of study information


1x3hr lecture/tutorial per week and independent study.


Weekly written in-class quizzes (15%); hand splints with short reports (35%); written case study report (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


OCCP1099 and BIOS1168

Additional Information

Weekly attendance is mandatory

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.