Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy: What's the Connection?

20th Jul 12

Event Location: The University of Canberra
Register from: 18th Jan 12 12:00 AM
Register up to: 18th Jul 12 11:59 PM
Non-member Price: AU $ 45 (incl gst)
Member Price: 30.00 (incl gst)
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Workshop Hours
8:30am - 1:30pm


Ann Harding Conference Centre, the University of Canberra.

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Course Outline

This Master Class is offered as a precursor to the 6th Australasian Occupational Science Symposium, 6- 7 December 2012, which is being convened by the Disciplines of Public Health and Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra.

The facilitators for this Class will be Alison Wicks and Stephen Isbel. The class will include presentations, and small and large group discussions. A recommended reading list will be disseminated prior to the Class.

Alison is Chair of the International Society for Occupational Science and Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra. Stephen is Assistant Professor and Course Convenor of the graduate entry Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra.

At the end of this Master Class, participants will be able to explain the scope and purpose of occupational science and clarify the contribution of occupational science to occupational therapy. They will also be able to understand how findings from occupational science research can be applied to practice.

Who Should Attend?

This Master Class is ideally suited for those who have heard about occupational science and want to know more and for those who are interested in the potential for occupational therapy to contribute to population health.

For more information contact Alison Wicks alison.wicks@canberra.edu.au, phone work 02 62068720

Presenter Details

Alison Wicks joined the University of Canberra in August 2011 as an Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy to contribute to the implementation and strategic direction of the graduate entry level Masters of Occupational Therapy.

During the past 35 years Alison has had diverse experience nationally and internationally in public and private occupational therapy practice. Since 1999 she has been active in promoting the global development of occupational science. She has taught in occupational therapy education programs in USA, New Zealand and Australia over the past seven years. Currently, she is Chair of the International Society for Occupational Science.

Dr Stephen Isbel started work at the University of Canberra in 2010 with the primary task of establishing the new Masters of Occupational Therapy. Prior to working at the University of Canberra, Stephen was the Professional Leader of Occupational Therapy in ACT Health, with a background in adult rehabilitation. His research interests are in post stroke rehabilitation, practice education and driver rehabilitation.

Please Note:

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Registrations close on 18th July 2012.