REHB 3064


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to describe and design occupational therapy practices which embed primary health care, social health models and the principles of community development.

Course content

Primary Health Care, Alma Ata, Ottawa Charter; Population health; Social determinants of health and health inequalities; Community development principles and practices including community assessment and analysis, participation and partnership. Trans-cultural practice and ethical practice. Factors that impact on occupational performance and health from a community perspective, including socio-economic, political, physical, interpersonal and cultural dimensions of environment.
Impacts of cultural and health beliefs on peoples understanding and response to health challenges and subsequent approaches to practice. Exploration of occupational performance and health issues and subsequent community approaches to service delivery as they apply to a range of communities and health issues including but not limited to Australian rural populations, majority world communities, minority groups and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. 


Talbot,L & Verrinder,G 2018, Promoting Health: The primary health care approach, 6th edn., Elsevier Australia, Chatswood, NSW


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 2043 Enabling Occupation through Environmental Adaptation



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks

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


Practice summary, Presentation, Written assignment


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Degrees this course is offered in

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