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HSO408 - Transition to Practice

Unit details

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit commences in Trimester 2 2016 and is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Unit chair:

Lynne Adamson


HSO401 and HSO403



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


In this unit research and analytical skills are applied to the broader contexts of occupation and occupational therapy practice. Content includes sociopolitical perspectives, community development and empowerment, contemporary occupational issues in society, analysis of occupational therapy models and trends in terms of contemporary social and occupational issues, and strategies to address contemporary occupational issues to promote occupational health. Topics addressed in this unit include identifying trends in occupational therapy practice, reviewing and critiquing professional directions, strategies for critical reflection and analysis, identifying current issues related to occupation and health, developing individual and group responses to occupational issues, and promoting occupational health - design and management of change. Teaching methods will include group forums, resource sessions and classes.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (800 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Group conference paper abstract 10%
Assessment task 3: Group conference presentation (50 minutes each group) 50%
Assessment task 4: Essay (800 words) 20%

Unit Fee Information

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

Unit fee information available soon

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