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HSO206 - Occupation Across the Lifespan

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:HSO201
Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

Johanne Walker


All of HSO102, HSO104, HSO205
All of HSO102, HSO101, HSO205



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Stream 1 (Academic): 1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week; Stream 2 (Fieldwork): Practical skills development comprising 1 day per week or equivalent in agency-based fieldwork or self-directed learning task.


This level 2 unit, which comprises both academic and practicum streams, addresses concepts related to occupational performance across the lifespan, specifically focusing on adolescence to the final stages of life. Its focus incorporates all of the features listed in HSO205, but with a focus on different age groups.


Assessment task 1: Individual written report (1600 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Small group presentations 20%

Assessment task 3: Skills assessment 20%

Assessment task 4: In-class quizzes 20%


Failure of agency-based fieldwork component in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will normally lead to failure of the unit and may lead to exclusion from the course.


Note: Students must achieve a pass in both HSO205 and HSO206 in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of HSO303 and HSO305.

Prescribed texts

Cronin, A. & Mandich, M. (2016). Human Development and Performance throughout the Lifespan. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D. (Eds.) (2013). Clinical and fieldwork placement in the health professions. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Unit Fee Information

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