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Unit description

Presents and applies principles of learning and systematic instruction that underpin occupational therapy assessment and intervention in all areas of practice. This includes understanding how people learn individually and in groups; understanding behavioural change and how this can be influenced; developing skills in assessing tasks, developing intervention using purposeful activity and instructional strategies used by occupational therapists.

Unit content

Therapeutic use of activities

  • Occupational, activity and task analysis
  • Applied behaviour analysis
  • Grading activities for therapy
  • Behaviour change

Individual learning/instruction

  • Learning theories
  • Learning styles
  • Applied behaviour analysis
  • Phases of learning (acquisition, fluency, maintenance and generalisation)
  • Individual instructional strategies

Group work

  • Theories of group work and group dynamics
  • Experiential learning in groups
  • Types of groups

 

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1apply concepts and theories in the group work process and give constructive feedback to individuals about their leadership stylesKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2prepare and conduct a group activity, demonstrating beginning level skills of group leadership and identify personal traits as a group leaderCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3apply concepts and theories relevant to individual learning and systematic instructionKnowledge of a discipline
4identify and define purposeful activity, and describe its use in occupational therapyKnowledge of a discipline
5develop an appropriate instructional program for an individual case, using applied behaviour analysis and conduct an analysis of an occupation, activity or task from a real life situationCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6describe how occupations, activities and tasks can be analysedKnowledge of a discipline
7develop skills in setting goals, selecting, and grading occupations, activities and/or tasks to achieve these goals in therapeutic settings.CreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply concepts and theories in the group work process and give constructive feedback to individuals about their leadership styles
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. prepare and conduct a group activity, demonstrating beginning level skills of group leadership and identify personal traits as a group leader
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. apply concepts and theories relevant to individual learning and systematic instruction
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify and define purposeful activity, and describe its use in occupational therapy
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. develop an appropriate instructional program for an individual case, using applied behaviour analysis and conduct an analysis of an occupation, activity or task from a real life situation
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. describe how occupations, activities and tasks can be analysed
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. develop skills in setting goals, selecting, and grading occupations, activities and/or tasks to achieve these goals in therapeutic settings.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 Weeks )
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 Weeks )
Assessment
Report30%
Report30%
Practical skills30%
Reflective writing10%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 Weeks )
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 Weeks )
Assessment
Report30%
Report30%
Practical skills30%
Reflective writing10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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