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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

This unit provides students with an understanding of common sensory motor impairments and theories relevant to occupational therapy practice. Students will explore relevant sensor-motor assessment and intervention approaches which will enable them to design contemporary occupational therapy service delivery.

Unit content

  1. Foundations of sensory-motor function
  2. Early motor skill development
  3. Sensory processing
  4. Contemporary approaches to sensory motor impairments
  5. Traditional approaches to sensory-motor impairments
  6. Approaches to degenerative movement disorders

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:
1identify and apply neurological and sensory motor theories in the context of occupational performance
2demonstrate knowledge of sensory motor impairments commonly found across the lifespan
3apply standardised and non-standardised assessments to measure sensory motor function in occupational performance
4design and evaluate evidence based occupational therapy interventions to enhance sensory motor functioning required for occupational performance

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

  1. identify and apply neurological and sensory motor theories in the context of occupational performance
  2. demonstrate knowledge of sensory motor impairments commonly found across the lifespan
  3. apply standardised and non-standardised assessments to measure sensory motor function in occupational performance
  4. design and evaluate evidence based occupational therapy interventions to enhance sensory motor functioning required for occupational performance

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Exam: viva35%
Exam: viva35%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Exam: viva35%
Exam: viva35%
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Fee information

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