Enabling Occupation with Communities (OCCP5228)


The unit aims to engage and challenge students to develop occupational therapy practice in community contexts where occupational therapy practice roles are emerging (or may have yet to develop). Students will expand their understanding of the links between health promotion, wellness, and occupations of communities. Students will apply community development tools and strategies through learning activities to expand their role as occupational therapists from working with individuals, families, and caregivers to working with agencies, organisations, and communities. This unit explores cultural awareness, sensitivity, and safety and considers expressions of occupational (in)justice by applying concepts that have emerged from the field of occupational science.

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Further unit of study information


1-hr lecture/week, 2- hrs seminar/week


Individual paper (30%), team presentation (25%) and paired artwork (20%), reading response & self-assessment of learning (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219

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.