HSO205 - Occupations in Childhood Development


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

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


HSO102, HSO104 (or HSO101)



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1.45 hour on-line class (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, on-line 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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