Understanding occupation and humans as occupational beings is essential to practicing as an occupational therapist. This unit introduces students to occupation, the core domain of occupational therapy. Students will learn to adopt an occupational perspective which views all humans as occupational beings who need, and have a right, to engage in personally meaningful occupations for their health and survival. Through observation, culturally sensitive communication and critical appraisal of the literature students will develop understanding of humans' engagement in occupations throughout the life span. Through self-directed learning and group discussions, students will investigate and critically evaluate how different contexts influence occupational engagement and explore how and why some people are deprived of occupational justice.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN AUSTRALIA 2ND EDITION