School Of Health Sciences

Occupation and AgeingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400176.5


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

400908 People, Environment and Occupations

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
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. Students must be enrolled in courses 4663 Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Occupational Therapy and 4664 Master of Occupational Therapy or 4711 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or 4712 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

About this Unit
In this unit, students will examine the ageing process using the biopsychosocial model, and reflect on their own attitudes towards ageing, including how social stereotypes of older people must be challenged to promote a positive view of this stage of life. Students will gain knowledge about how occupational performance may be impacted due to ageing, including common conditions assessed and treated by occupational therapists. Students will use research evidence to prepare occupational therapy intervention plans that promote quality of life and maximum social participation for clients’ and their families.

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

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