|Gold Coast||Session 1||Session 1|
Examines the practice of occupational therapy for individuals whose occupational performance has been impacted by a range of cognitive/mental impairments. Students will develop theory driven and practical clinical reasoning skills to guide their approach to assessment and intervention for clients with cognitive impairments.
- Introduction to Cognition Assessment and Intervention
- General Principals of Cognition – theoretical overview and models of cognitive function
- Consciousness, Attention and Orientation – functional anatomy of brain
- Methods of assessing cognitive functioning and setting appropriate client centred goals
- Perception – assessing sensory function and exploring theories of perception, sensation and pain in relation to occupational performance and treatment
- Memory and Orientation – how these affect occupational performance and occupational therapy intervention
- Executive Function – planning, problem solving and judgement and how these impact occupational performance
- Application of knowledge to specific case studies
- Sleep and Sleep Hygiene
- Perceive, Recall, Plan, Perform (PRPP) Assessment and Occupational Performance Model Australia – OPM(A)
- Assessment of adult, legal decision-making capacity
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||explain the cognitive/mental processes that affect learning and functional performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||discuss characteristics of cognitive impairments impacting on the occupational performance in children and adults with neurological, developmental, learning or mental health disorders.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||develop evidence based intervention principles and strategies that include those used by a range of professionals as well as those specific to occupational therapists||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||design and implement occupational therapy programs that are client-centred and occupation-embedded to address the impact of cognitive impairment on everyday task performance for people with impairments and their families||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||critically analyse major theoretical frameworks influencing assessment and intervention of cognition||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||analyse and report how perceptual deficits impact task performance in individuals with traumatic brain injury||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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