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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Introduces students to the profession of occupational therapy, including: values and beliefs, philosophical bases, foundational concepts, models and scope of current occupational therapy practice. Professional experience learning will focus on the development of professional behaviours, communication, documentation skills and reflective practice.

Unit content

  • Evolution of the profession in Australia and internationally
  • Frameworks and scope of occupational therapy practice
  • The World Health Organization and other perspectives on health, well being and disease
  • Humans as occupational beings
  • Relationship between occupations and health
  • Key constructs of occupational therapy models of practice
  • Professional behaviours which are consistent with the conduct standards of Occupational Therapy
  • Professional information gathering, communication and documentation skills
  • Preparing for success in professional practice and fieldwork learning
  • Research, written expression, reflection and referencing in scholarly written work

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the philosophy, focus and scope of occupational therapy
2investigate and document views of health that have shaped the occupational therapy profession including those of the World Health Organisation
3investigate, analyse and document information about occupations, health and well being through professional interviewing
4demonstrate ethical and professional communication skills that reflect professional values in occupational therapy
5demonstrate key professional behaviours and meet all professional experience requirements in preparation for practice education placements

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

  1. describe the philosophy, focus and scope of occupational therapy
  2. investigate and document views of health that have shaped the occupational therapy profession including those of the World Health Organisation
  3. investigate, analyse and document information about occupations, health and well being through professional interviewing
  4. demonstrate ethical and professional communication skills that reflect professional values in occupational therapy
  5. demonstrate key professional behaviours and meet all professional experience requirements in preparation for practice education placements

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks )
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks )
Seminar 8 hours (1x week)
Structured online learning 16 hours (Across session)
Assessment
Exam: viva30%
Case study50%
Annotated bibliography20%
Clinical skillsSR

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 Weeks )
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 Weeks )
Seminar 8 hrs (1x week)
Structured online learning 16 hours (Across session)
Assessment
Exam: viva30%
Case study50%
Annotated bibliography20%
Clinical skillsSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

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