occupational science


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oc·cu·pa·tion·al sci·ence

(ok'yū-pā'shŭn-ăl sī'ĕns)
The study of the effects of occupation on human behavior.

occupational science

The science of human activity or occupation. Its goal is to understand how and why people select, organize, perform, and derive meaning from everyday occupations or pursuits.
See also: science
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Other commonly cited literature included occupational science perspectives (Frank, 1996; Wilcock, 2006) and Nelson's perspectives on occupational identity and meaning (1997).
With the focus on occupational science in the 1990s, more qualitative methods were published.
Occupational science is important because of its focus on developing the theoretical understanding of the construct of occupation.
Employing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), we examined the process of teaching scholarly writing in an occupational science and occupational therapy curriculum over a 3-year period, incorporating students' perceptions.
The knowledge referred to in that statement is grounded in occupational therapy and, to a lesser degree, occupational science.
Melinda Suto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
Occupation embedded in a real life: Interweaving occupational science and occupational therapy.
ABHES accredits programmatically for medical assistant, medical laboratory technician and surgical technology programs leading to a certificate, diploma, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, or academic associate degrees and programs offered by distance delivery.
a framework reflecting the interaction of the person and his or her context, is reflected in models in occupational science and occupational therapy including the Model of Human Occupation (Kielhofner, 1995), the Occupational Adaptation Model (Schkade & Schultz, 1998), and the Ecology of Human Performance (Dunn, McClain, Brown, & Youngstom, 1998).
Habits in context: A synthesis, with implications for research in occupational science.
Haertl is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the College of St.
The occupational science and therapy literatures consistently articulate assumptions about how participation in life activities and occupations affect health (Stav, Hallenen, Lane, & Arbesman, 2012; Wilcock, 2006) and how we might shape interventions for our clients accordingly.

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