Introduces students to the profession of occupational therapy, including: Values and beliefs, philosophical bases, foundational concepts, models and scope of current occupational therapy practice. Understanding humans as occupational beings and the importance of occupation to health will also be introduced. Fieldwork will focus on the development of professional behaviours.
Topic 1 Evolution of the profession in Australia and internationally
Topic 2 Conceptual bases of occupational therapy
Topic 3 Humans as occupational beings
Topic 4 Relationship between occupations and health
Topic 5 The World Health Organization and other perspectives on health, well being and disease
Topic 6 Foundational concepts of occupation
Topic 7 Key constructs of occupational therapy models of practice
Topic 8 Scope of current occupational therapy practice
Topic 9 Professional behaviours which are consistent with the conduct standards of Occupational Therapy
Topic 10 Preparing for success in professional practice and fieldwork learning
Topic 11 Research, written expression and referencing in scholarly written work
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy, focus and scope of occupational therapy||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe views of health that have shaped the occupational therapy profession including those of the World Health Organisation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||examine a range of occupational therapy models of practice, and contrast their key components||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||investigate and analyse the relationship between occupations, health and well being||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate the development of a professional identity and professional values in occupational therapy and an understanding of multidisciplinary teamwork||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||demonstrate key professional behaviours relevant to professional practice and meet all fieldwork requirements prior to, during and after fieldwork||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|7||demonstrate scholarly written work which is consistent with specified written expression, research and referencing criteria.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Essential for this unit: Curtin, M, Molineux, M & Supyk-Mellson, J, 2010, Occupational therapy and physical dysfunction: Enabling occupation, 6th edn, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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