An Occupational Perspective of Health

OCC60005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 5 weeks (Block Mode)

Contact hours

  • 50 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

In this unit students will explore the relationship between health, well-being and human occupation. Occupational science concepts such as time use, meaning and purpose as related to occupational engagement will be presented. Students will be introduced to the concept of occupational analysis and the conceptual practice model, The Model of Human Occupation. Skills in intentional communication and the first steps of the evidence based practice process will be learnt.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Articulate the relationship between health, wellbeing and occupation across the lifespan
2. Apply the Model of Human Occupation to an occupational profile activity
3. Demonstrate client-centred and culturally-sensitive communication skills
4. Successfully formulate a clinical question and identify relevant studies from a library data base search activity
5. Demonstrate research and communication skills in problem based learning tutorials