Examines the relationship between occupational performance, the psychosocial dimensions of mental function and related environmental and social factors that impact on mental health. The theory and practice of occupational therapy assessment and intervention will be analysed and applied to address occupational performance concerns associated with mental health and well-being.
Topic 1: Overview of the psychosocial domain of practice.
Topic 2: Overview of relationship between occupational performance and mental health.
Topic 3: Impact of drug and alcohol abuse on occupational performance.
Topic 4: Service models and areas of occupational therapy practice in mental health.
Topic 5: Global trends, federal and state policies, and other practice trends such as the use of evidence, partnerships and consumer focused practice - implications for people with mental illness and mental health practice.
Topic 6: National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce (2002) Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation, standards and guidelines.
Topic 7: Concepts of wellness, recovery and resilience.
Topic 8: Mental Health Outcome and Assessment Tools (MH-OAT) and Occupational Therapy assessments in mental health.
Topic 9: Application of theoretical frames of reference &/ or conceptual practice models in occupational therapy programs in mental health.
Topic 10: Individual and group intervention approaches (theory & practice).
Topic 11: OT treatment/program planning in mental health using case studies.
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||Understand and investigate the relationship between mental functioning (psychosocial) and occupational performance and explain the impact of mental illness on occupational performance.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Articulate the role of occupational therapy within mental health services such as in Early Intervention, Acute Care, Long Term Support Services, and other general and specialized services for consumers and carers in mental health.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Critically discuss the implications of global trends, federal and state legislation and policies, practice trends such as the use of evidence and consumer focused practice on mental health services, among other factors, on occupational therapy in mental health services.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Select and conduct relevant assessments in order to investigate the relationship between occupational performance, mental health and substance addition.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||Apply knowledge of the person, occupation and environment in planning, implementing and evaluating collaborative mental health programs.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||Apply theoretical perspectives and best practice models in planning and implementing occupational therapy programs for specific clients within a mental health practice setting.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Identify and assess the functional outcomes of intervention.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
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