HSO307 - Psychosocial Influences on Occupational Performance 1


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy


Must have passed all of HSO102, HSO104, HSO206, HSO207



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 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar weekly.

Learning activities will be delivered in line with the COVIDSafe health guidelines. This means that on-campus activities may have to be moved to online learning. Please check your unit site regularly, and read your Deakin emails, for announcements and updates.


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.

Hurdle requirement

  • Practical examination. Failure of the practical examination will lead to failure of the unit

Unit Fee Information

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