REHB 2046


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course


Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop entry level competence for occupational therapy practice in the area of work/employment and of upper limb injury.

Course content

Understanding the issues for occupational performance work and employment that may arise from traumatic injuries to the upper limb, chronic pain, and back injury. Exploration of occupational therapy and other approaches to the management of these issues. Management of traumatic injuries to the upper limb including dynamic splinting. Legislative, ethical and medico-legal and reporting aspects of scenarios and their implications for practice. Analysis of cultural and health beliefs relating to health, disability and work and implications for practice. Strategies and techniques for enabling occupational performance that are relevant to work and employment, including advanced occupational analysis, assessing work capacity, comparing human capacities to occupational demands, workplace assessments, application of biomechanical principles (including manual handling), application of ergonomic principles, development of graded programs, negotiation, modification of work and environment, work safety assessment. Issues and approaches in teamwork, case management, and working with organisations that are common when working with people with disorders affecting work and employment.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 2043 Enabling Occupation through Environmental Adaptation
HLTH 1020 Human Anatomy 100



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 3 weeks
Field Placement 2 hours x 1 week

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Case study, Report, Skills demonstration, Test/Quiz


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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