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HSO202 - Impact of Health Conditions On Occupational Performance

Unit details

Year2016 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: Written case study (400 words or less) and concept map 20%
Assessment task 2: Case study (1500 words) 30%
Assessment task 3a: Group presentation 20%
Assessment task 3b: Reflective essay (800 words) 20%
Assessment task 3c: Group collaboration evaluation 10%

Prescribed texts

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

Unit Fee Information

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

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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