Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Introduction to Occupational TherapyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400160.5

Discipline: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Nikki Tulliani


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4663 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy or 4711 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Nikki Tulliani  Timetable.  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the profession of occupational therapy, conceptual foundations underpinning the profession, and areas of clinical practice. Students will learn about the important and unique contribution made by occupational therapists in peoples lives to promote health and well-being. The important role of occupation in daily life will be discussed. In particular, this unit presents an overview of how occupational therapy reduces activity limitations people may have, and in doing so enhances the social participation for people of all ages and abilities. The problem solving process used by occupational therapists to assist clients will be introduced.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

If students are visiting a NSW Health facility they will need to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Screening and Vaccination Against Infectious Diseases Policy.

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit

(https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/Documents/appendix-10-student-application.pdf).

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:

http://training.gov.au.

4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance


Courses
4663.2Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.1Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCURRENT
4712.1Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CURRENT




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