The contemporary practice context for the occupational therapy profession is constantly evolving. Legislation, policy, research evidence and ethics shape and change the profession overtime, as well as at times presenting new opportunities in terms of the way the profession works and/or who we work with. It is therefore essential that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work as a pro-active and innovative professional who can respond to the context in which you work.
Within this module, you will draw upon the learning gained during ‘Working in partnership to lead and enhance practice’ module and practice placements, to further develop your understanding of the legal, political, and cultural contexts in which occupational therapy practice occurs.
This module will enable you to draw upon previous learning and placement experiences to extend your understanding of the national and international influences upon occupational therapy practice.
You will apply your learning by identifying and developing a critical occupational perspective for an innovative sustainable community project to address the impact of occupational disruption.