Enabling Participation: Musculoskeletal and Neurological 1

OCC60020 12.5 Credit Points 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 3 2020.
    Please check your timetable for on campus locations.

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours

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

2021 teaching periods


HT3  Term 3

2 Aug 21 - 12 Sep 21

12 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
2 Aug 21

13 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
27 Aug 21

Aims and objectives

In this unit, students will choose, describe, apply and justify assessments and intervention for individuals or groups of people who are experiencing occupational performance challenges related to musculoskeletal or neurological problems. They will also develop service provision plans that are occupation based and focus on prevention, remediation or adaptation.

Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to apply the following to their work with clients with musculoskeletal or neurological problems:
1. Select and apply an occupational therapy conceptual model to these clients
2. Select and apply professional practice models including Biomechanical, Neurodevelopmental and Rehabilitative/Compensatory to guide assessment and service provision for these clients
3. Analyse person, environment and occupation factors to develop hypotheses about contributing factors to occupational issues.
4. Articulate professional reasoning and critique evidence to justify service provision plan.
5. Demonstrate research and communication skills in PBL group learning environment.
6. Appraise and apply research studies.

Courses with unit

MA-OCC Master of Occupational Therapy