OT in School and Work Environments (OCCP5219)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit is divided into material related to work and school environments. The work unit introduces students to the paid and unpaid work environments including the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components in which clients perform occupations. Students will learn to assess the impact of these environments on clients` occupations and recommend appropriate adaptions and modifications. In addition, students will learn about their own environments of practice and the politics of health and work settings. The school unit introduces students to the occupation of children and students in school settings, reviewing the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components in which they perform occupations. Students will learn to assess the needs of children and students in schools and to consider the intervention approaches necessary to facilitate learning in schools. Students will become familiar with assessments that are conducted in these environments and recommend appropriate adaptions and modifications. In addition, students will learn about their own environments of practice as they impact on their work. These include teamwork practice and the culture of school settings.

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Classes

2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

school: written assessments (50%), work: written assessment (30%) and examination (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

OCCP5217

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