HSO205 - Occupations in Childhood Development


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: HSO201
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355

HSO102, HSO104 (or HSO101)

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HSO201
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1.45 hour online lecture (recordings provided) per week
1 x 1.25 hour seminar on-campus per week
1 x 1 hour of independent on-line learning activities (readings, viewings, online problem based exercises) per week


This level 2 unit, addresses concepts related to the occupational development of children from birth to adolescence. There is a focus on identifying the developmental progression of occupations over time. Students will develop their ability to evaluate children’s occupational performance via clinical observation supported by occupation-based assessment tools. Students will describe and apply how meaningful occupations such as play and self-care, can be impacted upon by person and environmental factors by the application of occupational therapy theoretical models. Students will analyse and articulate how specific health conditions can impact upon both children, and their families’, participation in meaningful and health promoting occupations. Students will learn how to interpret this information to formulate occupation and family centred goals. Sourcing, selecting, justifying and articulating evidence based Occupational Therapy intervention strategies and plans to achieve these goals will be investigated.

Students will address these topics via attendance at weekly classes, 'hands- on' problem-based learning seminars each week and interactive on-line activities and engaging assessment tasks

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