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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The establishment of occupational science, marking occupational therapy as having a rightful place with the University, created an avenue to lead and show the way for generating a greater understanding of occupation.
Occupation as transactional experience: A critique of individualism in occupational science.
The Health Sciences campus, to the northeast of downtown Los Angeles, is home to the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the School of Pharmacy, three major teaching hospitals and programs in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.
Whether qualitative, quantitative or critical in nature, occupational science research is systematic and researchers endeavour to ensure their findings accurately represent the data and can be relied on (Zemke & Clark, 1996).
While the general intent of occupational science is to reveal the complexity of human occupations (Clark et al.
Practical contributions of occupational science to the art of successful ageing: How to sculpt a meaningful life in older adulthood.
The concept of occupational justice which has its roots in occupational science has relevance to the provision of care within residential facilities for people with dementia.
Toward developing new occupational science measures: An example from dementia care research.
Occupation embedded in a real life: Interweaving occupational science and occupational therapy.
This evidence arises from a variety of disciplines--medicine, sociology, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and occupational science.
Occupational science, occupational therapy and evidence based practice: What the Well Elderly Study has taught us.
adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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