In this unit students will explore the purpose, meaning and benefits of work - the primary occupation of adults. They will also develop understanding of the diverse interests and capabilities of older adults and reflect on various challenges (physical, psychological, social) that impact participation of adults as they age. Students will participate in 5 hours of Practice Education in a workplace and 10 hours of Practice Education in an aged care facility or a, community group for older people. During these sessions, students will observe and practice, under maximum supervision, assessment, professional communication, and relevant occupational therapy skills designed to enable adults and older adults with physical and psychological impairments to participate in everyday occupations. Also, there will be 5 hours of intensive workshop - 2 hours pre placement for preparation and 3 hours post placement for debriefing.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTION 7TH EDITION