This course will consolidate and extend your knowledge and skills in working with adults to enhance occupational performance. It will explore the occupations of adults within the context of the home, the workplace and the wider community and builds on both your neuroscience and occupational science knowledge. You will develop initial competencies in choosing and applying various occupational therapy interventions relevant to working with adults with occupational performance issues.
|Learning materials – Weekly online learning materials||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online synchronous large group workshop to supplement learning materials||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Small-group tutorials each week for application of learning||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Placement – Development of telehealth intervention skills - telehealth introduction tutorial, human factors online workstation assessment preparation||8hrs||Week 6||Once Only|
Physical, sensory and motor interventions
Cognitive and perceptual interventions
NDIS and occupational therapy interventions
Occupation focused interventions (ADL, sexuality, IADL, Sleep and rest, leisure and social participation, work)
Telehealth for interventions
300 Level (Graduate)
|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||Apply knowledge of neuroscience and occupation as a theoretical basis for occupational therapy intervention.||Knowledgeable||
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 4.11
|2||Identify and articulate occupational performance goals relevant to adult clients.||Empowered||
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.11
|3||Select and articulate occupational therapy interventions to restore maintain and promote healthy occupational engagement and to prevent occupational dysfunction.||Engaged||
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 3.13, 4.1, 4.2, 4.11
|4||Integrate literature and evidence to justify the choice of occupational therapy interventions to meet client goals||
Creative and critical thinker
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.11
|Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd|
|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.|
|2.6||Maintains and improves currency of knowledge, skills and new evidence for practice by adhering to the requirements for continuing professional development.|
|2.8||Reflects on practice to inform current and future reasoning and decision-making and the integration of theory and evidence into practice.|
|2.9||Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies.|
|2.10||Maintains digital literacy for practice.|
|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.|
|3.4||Develops a plan with the client and relevant others to meet identified occupational therapy goals.|
|3.7||Reflects on practice to inform and communicate professional reasoning and decision-making.|
|3.13||Uses appropriate assistive technology, devices and/or environmental modifications to achieve client occupational performance outcomes.|
|4.1||Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively.|
|4.2||Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context.|
|4.11||Identifies and articulates the rationale for practice to clients and relevant others.|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
OCC201 and OCC212 and OCC222 and OCC232 and enrolled in Program SC440
You will be able to conduct occupational therapy assessments. You will have previous knowledge of occupational therapy theory and occupational therapy skills. You require knowledge of causes of occupational dysfunction including neurological disease and associated presentations
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In week 3 there will be a summative online quiz
|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 3||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All||2||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled||Individual||45%||
|Week 9||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Week 3 Summative exam|
You will test your knowledge and application of course content in an online quiz
An individual summative task, 20 minutes. Online.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Case study exam|
This task will enable you to demonstrate your ability to articulate knowledge of occupational therapy interventions to enabling adults
|Product:||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled|
Case study Exam, Individual, 90-minute, case-study with long answer questions submitted online (TurnitIn)
|All - Assessment Task 3:Adapted NDIS occupational therapy intervention plan|
To demonstrate selection, understanding and relevance of a variety of interventions suitable for a NDIS participant
Assignment, using the provided template and allocated case study.
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||Diane Dirette||2020||Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction||n/a||LWW|
|Required||Michael Curtin,Jo Adams,Mary Egan||2017||Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury Or Impairment||n/a||Elsevier|
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