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HSO412 - Occupation: Enabling Action and Outcomes

Unit details

Year2015 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 H455 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Unit chair:

Genevieve Pepin

Prerequisite:HSO302, HSO411, HSO403
Corequisite:HSO414, HSO410
Incompatible with: HSO402


This unit provides an opportunity for students to develop action plans to enable health giving occupation for individuals and communities. It will assist them to use empowering, advocating, mediating and enabling approaches as described by WHO, and current and projected approaches adopted by occupational therapists. Topics addressed in this unit include principles that underpin enabling processes, social justice and equity particularly in regard to the relationship between occupation and health, management, legal and ethical issues. The unit covers reflective practice, research methods, enabling action, identifying outcomes in client centred occupational approaches, occupation for health as a community issue in urban, rural and remote environments, mutual respect, networking and negotiation, purposeful planning and action for change, negotiation and conflict resolution contexts of trauma, stress, social and occupational justice, applying social ecology and occupational reasoning to community development. Teaching methods include seminars, PBL/OBL seminars, classes, and experiential learning.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment preparing the design of the research (3000 words) 60%

Assessment task 2: Reflective piece on becoming a researcher (1500 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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