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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces the theoretical concepts related to occupational roles across the lifespan. The skills and abilities required for the development of, and transitions through occupational roles in infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and in the elderly will be discussed.  The range of personal, social and developmental issues occurring at these stages will be examined as they influence the acquisition of occupational roles and vice versa.

Unit content

  • Developmental stages of infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young, middle and late adulthood
  • Environmental theory and role theory as they provide context to doing that has personal meaning
  • The nature of occupations and occupational performance roles
  • Assessment of occupations and occupational performance roles
  • Development and implementation of possible occupational therapy interventions to remedy difficulties in personally meaningful occupational role performance.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the development of biomechanical, sensory motor, cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and abilities in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young, middle and late adulthood
2 explain the interactions and impact between the individual and his/her varying physical, social, sensory and cultural environments and the consequent development of a sense of self and of personal meaning across the lifespan
3 critically analyse the dynamic process of role acquisition, transition and loss across the lifespan
4 analyse some of the important issues relating to occupations and occupational role performance at different developmental stages across the lifespan and apply and evaluate skills within the construct of occupational role performance
5 assess the occupations and occupational role performance of selected individuals in these age groups and identify and remedy some factors that inhibit occupational role performance
6 discuss the implementation of change that will be effective at the occupational performance role level.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the development of biomechanical, sensory motor, cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and abilities in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young, middle and late adulthood
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. explain the interactions and impact between the individual and his/her varying physical, social, sensory and cultural environments and the consequent development of a sense of self and of personal meaning across the lifespan
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. critically analyse the dynamic process of role acquisition, transition and loss across the lifespan
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. analyse some of the important issues relating to occupations and occupational role performance at different developmental stages across the lifespan and apply and evaluate skills within the construct of occupational role performance
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  5. assess the occupations and occupational role performance of selected individuals in these age groups and identify and remedy some factors that inhibit occupational role performance
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. discuss the implementation of change that will be effective at the occupational performance role level.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.