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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

This unit extends student understanding of mental health and wellbeing by examining the relationship between mental health and occupational performance. Students will develop knowledge and skills in client-centred practice to underpin their approaches to occupational therapy across a range of practice contexts.

Unit content

  1. Occupational performance and mental health
  2. Service models, state policies and global trends of occupational therapy practice in mental health
  3. Theoretical frames of reference and conceptual practice models in occupational therapy programs in mental health
  4. Occupational therapy assessments in mental health
  5. Individual and group intervention approaches
  6. Concepts of wellness, recovery and resilience

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:
1examine the relationship between mental health and occupational performance
2apply theoretical perspectives and best practice models to plan and implement occupational therapy service delivery in various mental health practice settings
3apply client-centred practice principles to occupational therapy practice in mental health
4collaborate with consumers to inform occupational therapy service delivery

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

  1. examine the relationship between mental health and occupational performance
  2. apply theoretical perspectives and best practice models to plan and implement occupational therapy service delivery in various mental health practice settings
  3. apply client-centred practice principles to occupational therapy practice in mental health
  4. collaborate with consumers to inform occupational therapy service delivery

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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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
Individual practice plan30%
Group plan30%
Exam: viva40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Individual practice plan30%
Group plan30%
Exam: viva40%
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

Domestic

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