OCC105 Occupational Therapy Practice (8)

This subject introduces students to the profession of occupational therapy.  Students will be introduced to occupation-based models and ways in which occupational therapists work with people who have, or are at risk of having, occupational performance issues.  Students will extend their skills of occupation-based activity analysis by analysing the occupations and activities of other people, integrating their knowledge and understanding of the complex impact of the person-environment-occupation factors on occupational performance. Students will be introduced to practice-based occupation-focused assessment, and enabling skills and strategies that occupational therapists use when working with people who may be challenged in engaging in their valued occupations.



Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: OCC105. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain potential occupational performance issues that may occur as a result of an illness, injury or impairment
  • be able to explain person, environment and occupation factors that impact on peoples' occupational performance
  • be able to provide an overview of an occupational therapy decision-making process
  • be able to describe key elements of occupation-based models used by occupational therapists
  • be able to select relevant practice-based assessments and conduct an occupation-based activity analysis to identify occupational performance issues
  • to be able to select a range of relevant occupational therapy enabling strategies to address identified occupational performance issues


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Relationship between illness, injury and impairment and occupational performance
  • Reflection on person, environment and occupation factors that impact on peoples' occupational performance
  • Occupational therapy decision making process
  • Occupation-based models
  • Occupation-focused assessment
  • Occupation based activity analysis skills
  • Occupational therapy enabling skills and strategies


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.