School Of Health Sciences

Occupational JusticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401123.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400170 - Occupation and Social Participation

Incompatible Units
400916 - Occupational Justice

400169 Occupation and Mental Health

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.

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.

4711.1Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.2Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.3Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCURRENT
4712.1Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4712.2Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4712.3Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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