Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Occupational JusticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401123.3

Discipline: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Caroline Mills


Equivalent Units
400170 - Occupation and Social Participation

Incompatible Units
400916 - Occupational Justice

Prerequisite
400169 Occupation and Mental Health

Corequisite
400165 Occupation and the Environment

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4711 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or 4712 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). This is a specialty unit offered as a compulsory core unit of the occupational therapy program. It is profession specific, preparing students to practice as an occupational therapist and not relevant as an elective for non-occupational therapy students.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Caroline Mills  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit critically examines practice in the community with a focus on social inclusion and occupational justice. Life perspectives of people experiencing occupational injustice are explored. Current and historical ideologies which underpin global and national legislation and policies on human rights are examined. The promotion of occupational participation through occupational therapy practice is outlined. This unit challenges popular myths and stereotypes of people with disabilities. Issues such as de-institutionalisation, duty of care, dignity of risk, choice-making, rights and negligence are critiqued against legal, ethical and personal perspectives. This unit assists students develop critical thinking and reflection skills for practice.


Courses
4711.1Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCURRENT
4712.1Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CURRENT




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