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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

This unit presents and applies principles of learning and systematic instruction that underpin occupational therapy assessment and intervention. Unit content will enable students to understand how people learn, individually and in groups, and how to design and implement evidence-based interventions for both service delivery approaches.

Unit content

Therapeutic use of activities

  • Occupational, activity and task analysis
  • Applied behaviour analysis
  • Grading activities for therapy
  • Behaviour change

Individual learning/instruction

  • Learning theories
  • Learning styles
  • Applied behaviour analysis
  • Phases of learning (acquisition, fluency, maintenance and generalisation)
  • Individual instructional strategies

Group work

  • Theories of group work and group dynamics
  • Experiential learning in groups
  • Types of groups

 

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:
1apply occupational therapy and biopsychosocial concepts and theories relevant to individual learning and systematic instruction
2develop an evidence-based program incorporating goal setting and behaviour support principles for an individual client, within a service context
3apply concepts and theories underpinning group work to deliver an evidence-based group program for individuals with specific occupational support needs.
4collaboratively conduct a therapeutic group activity

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

  1. apply occupational therapy and biopsychosocial concepts and theories relevant to individual learning and systematic instruction
  2. develop an evidence-based program incorporating goal setting and behaviour support principles for an individual client, within a service context
  3. apply concepts and theories underpinning group work to deliver an evidence-based group program for individuals with specific occupational support needs.
  4. collaboratively conduct a therapeutic group activity

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
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
Report30%
Report30%
Practical skills40%
Practical Education ActivitiesSR

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report30%
Report30%
Practical skills40%
Practical Education ActivitiesSR
Notice

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Fee information

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