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Gold Coast

Unit description

Examines the impact of occupational performance limitations on education, leisure and play in children and adolescents due to physical, cognitive and psychosocial dysfunction and environmental constraints. Provides the opportunity to develop skills in methods used to assess, maintain, restore and enhance education, leisure and play roles.

Unit content

  • Overview of play and school occupations
  • Revision of child/adolescent development
  • Understanding school/education systems and associated regulatory policies, and guidelines
  • Pre-school, school, school-to-work occupations and transitions
  • Issues with participation in education and leisure/play
  • Occupational Therapy frames of reference used in paediatrics, including
    • Ecological frame of reference
    • Sensory-integrative frame of reference
    • Neurodevelopmental frame of reference
    • Biopsychosocial frame of reference
    • Adaptive/Compensatory frame of reference
    • Cognitive and learning frames of reference
  • Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions used in paediatrics, play and school
  • Ergonomics, assistive technology and children

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
1critically analyse occupations of importance to individuals' occupational roles in their school, cultural, social and familial contexts Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
2analyse the range of, and interaction between, factors that affect performance in play, leisure and school contextsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3apply assessment and intervention strategies appropriate to identify needs and promote occupational performance in school and play contexts, and with consideration of the child, the family and other professionalsIntellectual rigour
4critically evaluate approaches to intervention using major paediatric frames of reference Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. critically analyse occupations of importance to individuals' occupational roles in their school, cultural, social and familial contexts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. analyse the range of, and interaction between, factors that affect performance in play, leisure and school contexts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. apply assessment and intervention strategies appropriate to identify needs and promote occupational performance in school and play contexts, and with consideration of the child, the family and other professionals
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. critically evaluate approaches to intervention using major paediatric frames of reference
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Case-Smith, J & Obrien, J, 2015, Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents, 7th edn, Elsevier Mosby, St Louis. ISBN: 978-0-323-16925-7.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (8 weeks )
Laboratory session 2 hours (8 weeks )
Community/Professional placement 40 hours (Across session)
Seminar 4 hours (1 week)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Case study50%
Reflective writing30%
Community Engaged Learning SR
Notice

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

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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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