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HSO104 - Foundations of Occupational Science and Therapy B

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:HSO101
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Unit chair:

K Richards

Prerequisite:HSO102
Contact hours:

Stream 1 (Academic): 1 x 1 hour class plus 1 x 1 hour seminar per week; Stream 2 (Fieldwork): fieldwork comprising 1 day per week or equivalent

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This level 1 unit comprises both academic and fieldwork streams. As such it aims to continue the development of students' knowledge in occupational science and therapy. In this unit students will work individually and in small groups to explore population and ecological health issues using occupational perspectives.

 

Students will employ an active research approach to better understand issues affecting the health of community groups and to consider ways in which occupational therapy seeks to promote health for all. Topics include philosophical, theoretical, and scientific concepts of occupation, health promotion, social and ecological concepts of health; action research methodology; community education; group work; occupational science concepts, needs, deprivation, alienation, adaptation, balance, environments, justice, burnout and boredom; the relationship between occupation and health; and practice contexts involving organisations and communities. Classes, seminars, issue-based learning, presentations and assignments guide project development and learning which concludes in class presentations.

 

Students will also participate in and observe practice in health and community organisations, developing occupational science and therapy skills and competencies. Students will be encouraged to draw on personal and fieldwork experiences to understand themselves as occupational beings and to begin the development of reflective professional practice.

Assessment

Written essay (1600 words) 40%, Portfolio project 20%, group collaboration evaluation 5%, seminar facilitation of an occupational science concept 15%, fieldwork assignment - reflective journal 20%, SPEF-R and timesheet Pass/Fail.

 

Failure of a fieldwork component in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will normally lead to failure of the unit and may lead to exclusion.
Note: students must achieve a pass in both Part A HSO102 and Part B HSO104 in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of HSO202 and HSO205.

Prescribed texts

Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D. (Eds.). (2010). Clinical and fieldwork placement. Oxford, Sydney.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$3012$3092

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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