This unit introduces students to the home and community environments, including the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components, in which clients perform occupations. These may include the home, neighbourhood shopping centre, community leisure facility, and residential accommodation such as nursing homes and retirement villages. Students will learn to assess the impact of these environments on clients' occupations, analyse activities conducted in these environments and recommend appropriate adaptations and modifications. In addition students will learn about their own environments of practice as they impact on their work. These include team work practice and the politics of home, health and community settings. Students will learn appropriate presentation skills to document home and community environment assessments and recommendations including written reports and verbal presentations.
2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr seminar/week
Viva (barrier task) (20%), access audit (40%), environmental modification report (40%)
No specific textbook is required for this unit. Copies of the relevant Australian Standards and other required readings will be within closed reserve of the library, and/or can be accessed through electronic holdings in the library.