This unit engages and challenges students to develop their understanding and application of occupational therapy practice in community contexts. 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. WFOT Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists require critical reflexivity to develop knowledge, confidence, and the ability to work within a human rights framework. Therefore, students will: (a) examine cultural awareness, sensitivity, and safety; (b) critically appraise expressions of occupational (in)justice and; (c) apply a human rights framework to recognise and address inequity and enable occupations and well-being of communities.
1-hr lecture/week, 2- hrs seminar/week
Written critical reflexivity report (25%), written paper (45%), preparatory reading and responses (30%)
OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219