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HSO202 - Impact of Health Conditions On Occupational Performance

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

Kieva Richards


All of HSO102, HSO104 (or HSO101), HSE102 and HSE208



Incompatible with:


Contact hours: 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week


This level 2 unit builds on the bioscience units and links them with occupational therapy theoretical and practice elements. Case scenarios drawn from health and human service practice are used to provide learning material about motor, cognitive, psychological, intellectual and social dysfunction. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: musculoskeletal, neurological, psychological, cognitive, affective, and social disorders and their effect on people's occupations; an introduction to clinical reasoning; theoretical concepts and models of occupational therapy; the biomechanics of movement; person - environment - occupation model; client-centred processes - individual and group therapies. The students will address these issues through PBL seminars and resource sessions with expert practitioners.


Assessment task 1: Case study (550 words) and concept map 30%

Assessment task 2: Written case report (1650 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Group presentation 25% and evaluation 10%

Prescribed texts

Atchison, B. & Dirette, D (2000). Conditions in Occupational Therapy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia

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