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HSO307 - Psychosocial Influences on Occupational Performance

Offering information:

Not offered 2014, next offered in 2015

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:G Pepin
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.


In this unit students will develop their understanding of occupational performance in a psychosocial context throughout the lifespan. It links scientific understanding and knowledge of diverse psychosocial conditions with occupational performance. It covers approaches to, and methods of, identifying people's needs, choices, capacities and preferences within a person-centred approach fostering recovery and leading to the collaborative identification of specific intervention and practice goals. Topics to be addressed include: describing and understanding common psychosocial and mental health conditions, selecting measurement tools and methods, administering occupational therapy assessments and evaluations, developing observation skills, developing intervention plans, report writing and case presentation. Teaching methods will include classes, seminars, scenario-based learning and small group discussions.


Reflective essay (1200 words) 30%, case report (1200 words) 30%, practical exam (30 minutes) 40%.


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

Prescribed texts

Stoffel, V.C. & Brown, C. (2011). Occupational Therapy in Mental Health a Vision for Participation. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

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