Enabling Participation: Mental Health 1

OCC60010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 
    This unit will be delivered both on-line and on-campus in Term 4 2020.
    Please check your timetable for on campus locations.<

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


HT4  Term 4

19 Sep 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
19 Sep 22

7 Oct 22

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Oct 22

Aims and objectives

This unit enables students to choose, describe, apply and justify assessments and interventions for individuals living in the community who are experiencing occupational performance challenges as a result of mental health problems. Students will develop service provision plans that are occupation based and focus on recovery and/or adaptation.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Select and apply an occupational therapy conceptual practice model to scenarios of people experiencing mental illnesses
2. Select and apply professional practice models including recovery and strengths models, which will guide assessment and service provision
3. Analyse person, environment and occupation factors to develop hypotheses about factors contributing to occupational issues in the context of mental illness.
4. Articulate professional reasoning and critique of evidence to justify a service provision plan for individuals experiencing mental illnesses
5. Produce creative reports to communicate information to others using relevant literature
6. Appraise qualitative research studies

Courses with unit

MA-OCC Master of Occupational Therapy