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HSO208 - Analysis of Occupational Performance

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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:

Pearse Fay


All of HSE102, HSO202, HSO207



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 3 x 2-4 hour individual site visits


The unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the range of factors that can both enhance and be a barrier to the occupational performance of individuals. Students will be introduced to the skills and method of task analysis to identify the physical, cognitive, behavioural, psychosocial and contextual factors that can influence a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. From the framework of task analysis, students will apply this approach to a range of occupations and workplace scenarios. The unit also includes core occupational therapy assessments of upper limb function including goniometry, manual muscle testing and sensory assessment. Teaching methods include classes, seminars, group-based learning and work-site visits. Through this unit, students will begin to gain an understanding of how everyday activities can be assessed and structured to facilitate the participation of individuals in their chosen and required occupational performance activities.


Assessment task 1: Written case report (1200 words) 30%
Assessment task 2: Workplace assessment (1800 words) 40%
Assessment task 3: Practical examination (20 minutes) 25%
Assessment task 4: 4 cloud (online) seminar quizzes 5%
Assessment task 5: Fieldwork practice skills development in home and community assessment (hurdle requirement)

The practical exam is a hurdle requirement. Failure of the practical exam will lead to failure of the unit.

Prescribed texts

Radomski, M.V., & Trombly Latham, C. A. (2008). Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (6th ed.).Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D. (2010). Clinical and fieldwork placement in the health professions. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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