In this course, you will explore the meaning and health benefits created by engagement in occupation. Through an understanding of your own occupations, you will appreciate the sense of wellbeing that ensues when occupational performance is optimal. Through the use of narrative, you will develop an understanding of barriers to occupational performance, and will explore the ramifications of occupational dysfunction.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online Large group workshop to supplement learning materials. Workshops are recorded.||2hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Face to face small group tutorial. Tutorials are not recorded.||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Learning materials – Online learning materials||1hr||Week 1||9 times|
|Placement – Simulated practice education sessions - 3 SESSIONS. Practice education hours include: 1hr pre-placement independent learning activities; 5.5 hrs simulated placement. Further information provided at the commencement of semester.||5.5hrs||Week 11||3 times|
|Seminar – Honours Conference||8hrs||Week 10||Once Only|
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd|
|1||Explain the relationship between participation in occupation and health and wellbeing.||Knowledgeable||
|2||Explain personal, environmental and occupational barriers and enablers to occupational performance.||
Creative and critical thinker
|3||Analyse and apply the therapeutic properties of occupations.||
Creative and critical thinker
2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
|4||Demonstrates ethical, respectful and professional behaviour and self-management skills as per the USC Occupational Therapy Student Code of Conduct.||
1.7, 1.8, 1.11, 1.13, 1.14, 1.16, 3.7, 4.10
|5||Demonstrate effective team work and group processes through reflective practice.||
1.1, 4.1, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10
|Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd|
|1.1||Complies with the OTBA standards, guidelines and code of conduct|
|1.7||Collaborates and consults ethically and responsibly for effective client-centred and interprofessional practice.|
|1.8||Adhere to all work health and safety, and quality requirements for practice.|
|1.11||Maintains professional competence and adapts to change in practice contexts.|
|1.13||Manages resources, time and workload accountably and effectively.|
|1.14||Recognises and manages her/his own physical and mental health for safe, professional practice.|
|1.16||Contributes to education and professional practice development of peers and students.|
|2.1||Applies current and evidence informed knowledge of occupational therapy and other appropriate and relevant theory in practice.|
|2.2||Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making.|
|2.3||Identifies and applies best available evidence in professional practice and decision-making.|
|3.1||Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement.|
|3.2||Performs appropriate information gathering and assessment while identifying a client’s status and functioning, strengths, occupational performance and goals.|
|3.3||Collaborates with the client and relevant others to determine the priorities and occupational therapy goals.|
|3.7||Reflects on practice to inform and communicate professional reasoning and decision-making.|
|4.1||Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively.|
|4.8||Maintains professional collaborative relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others.|
|4.9||Uses effective communication skills to initiate and end relationships with clients and relevant others.|
|4.10||Seeks and responds to feedback, modifying communication and/or practice accordingly.|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
OCC101 and enrolled in Program SC440
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
This course will include early assessment in week 4 which will provide an opportunity for you to receive formative feedback on your academic progress. In week 4 of this course, a draft copy of your assessment will be peer reviewed during your tutorial.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
10 minute Oral Presentation
|Week 7||In Class|
|All||3||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled||Individual||30%||
60 questions from a pool. 1.5 hours duration.
|Week 9||Online Test (Quiz)|
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Occupational Profile|
To demonstrate your ability to create a comprehensive occupational profile/ narrative of a client highlighting relevant aspects of Person, Environment and Occupation which may impact on engagement in meaningful occupation.
Week 4: Group Submission to CANVAS
|All - Assessment Task 2:Oral Presentation|
To demonstrate your understanding of concepts relevant to participation in occupation and to practice information gathering as per the evaluation phase of the occupational therapy process. To reflect on effective team work through application of reflective practice.
In-class presentation and submission of reflective activity.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Exam|
To demonstrate your understanding of concepts relevant to participation in occupation, as discussed in learning materials, tutorials and associated readings.
|Product:||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled|
Online completion of combination of true/ false and multiple choice questions, including some case based, within 1.5 hour timeframe.
|All - Assessment Task 4:Reflective Essay|
To observe and analyse the occupations school children engage in, the meaning associated with those occupations, and the interrelationship between person, environment and occupation in mediating occupational performance. To reflect on the practice education sessions at a personal and professional level demonstrating areas and strategies for improvement.
Essay related to Practice education sessions and subsequent reflections totalling 1000 words. Uploaded to CANVAS.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Charles H. Christiansen,Julie D. Bass,Carolyn M. Baum||2014||Occupational Therapy||(Fourth Edition)||Slack|
|Required||Ted Brown,Helen Bourke-Taylor,Stephen Isbel,Louise Gustafsson,Reinie Cordier||2021||Occupational Therapy in Australia||2nd||Routledge|
|Required||AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION.||0||OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE FRAMEWORK||4||n/a|
Students should access Canvas for all course requirements. Queries regarding assessment will be addressed on Canvas discussion boards instead of via email. Other issues can be discussed with your Course Co-ordinator via appointment during designated contact hours as specified on Canvas. You are advised to wear the USC Occupational Therapy uniform is required when you participate in practice education sessions.
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