As an occupational therapist, you will be required to consider health and well-being holistically and take into account how mental health contributes to occupational engagement. Drawing on occupational science and occupational therapy theories, you will demonstrate an understanding of how mental health can positively and negatively impact occupational performance. This course will provide you with opportunities to research and apply basic intervention strategies that enhance mental health. You will develop an awareness of the impact of mental health on health and well-being for individuals and communities.
|Learning materials – Pre-workshop learning activities||2hrs||Week 1||7 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On-campus interactive workshop (not recorded)||3hrs||Week 1||7 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – On-campus interactive workshop (not recorded)||3hrs||Week 1||7 times|
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||Identify the determinants of mental health.||
Creative and critical thinker
2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.10
|2||Research and describe the role of occupational therapy in working with clients with mental health issues.||
Creative and critical thinker
1, 1.1, 1.5, 1.14, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 4, 4.1
|3||Know how to create an evidence-based occupational therapy intervention to support the mental health of individuals.||
Creative and critical thinker
1, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.9, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4, 4.2, 4.4, 4.10
|Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd|
|1.1||Complies with the OTBA standards, guidelines and code of conduct|
|1.3||Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships|
|1.5||Practices in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner, with particular respect to culturally diverse client groups.|
|1.9||Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice.|
|1.14||Recognises and manages her/his own physical and mental health for safe, professional practice.|
|2||Knowledge and learning|
|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.|
|2.5||Maintains current knowledge for cultural responsiveness to all groups in the practice setting.|
|2.10||Maintains digital literacy for practice.|
|3||Occupational therapy process and 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.|
|3.4||Develops a plan with the client and relevant others to meet identified occupational therapy goals.|
|4.1||Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively.|
|4.2||Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context.|
|4.4||Uses culturally responsive, safe and relevant communication tools and strategies.|
|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”.
OCC201 and OCC212 and OCC222 and OCC232 and enrolled in Program SC440
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
We will have regular quizzes during the scheduled teaching sessions. The questions in the quizzes will give you early feedback and help you to keep on track with your learning.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Five x 30-minute quizzes
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Test (Quiz)|
|Week 3||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check and in class|
|All||2b||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Group||15%||
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Quizzes|
These quizzes require you to recall and apply information relating to all course learning outcomes.
Online quiz - Knowledge recall and case-study based questions. A Blueprint will be made available in the Learning Management System. Each quiz will deliver questions randomly from a pool of questions. Quizzes will be held on Fridays of weeks 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
|All - Assessment Task 2a:Intervention Plan|
To work with a partner to research and design an occupational therapy intervention or education session on a mental health topic.
With your partner, you will confirm a topic from a list provided by the course coordinator in week 1 of session 1. Together you will research and design an occupational therapy intervention or education session using a template provided in the LMS.
|All - Assessment Task 2b:Group work facilitation and participation|
To demonstrate the ability to lead the delivery of an occupational therapy intervention or education session on a mental health topic with a student partner.
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
You will work in pairs to design and deliver an occupational therapy intervention or education session on a mental health topic. You will select a topic from a list provided by the course coordinator. You will deliver your session in weeks 4, 5 or 6 of session 1. Select a delivery date via the LMS in week 2 of session 1.
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||Brown, Stoffel, & Munoz||2019||Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation||2nd ed||F A DAVIS|
|Recommended||Bannigan, Bryant, & Fieldhouse||2014||Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health||5th ed||Churchill Livingstone|
|Recommended||Atchison & Dirette||2016||Conditions in Occupational Therapy||4th ed||LWW|
Learning materials will be available via the Learning Management System and PebblePad. Course-related discussion will occur in online and face-to-face classes and in the Learning Management System discussion board.
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