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Gold Coast Session 1 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Pre-requisites

be admitted to course: 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Unit aim

Introduces students to the profession of occupational therapy, including: Values and beliefs, philosophical bases, foundational concepts, models and scope of current occupational therapy practice. Understanding humans as occupational beings and the importance of occupation to health will also be introduced. Fieldwork will focus on the development of professional behaviours.

Unit content

Topic 1 Evolution of the profession in Australia and internationally
Topic 2 Conceptual bases of occupational therapy
Topic 3 Humans as occupational beings
Topic 4 Relationship between occupations and health
Topic 5 The World Health Organization and other perspectives on health, well being and disease
Topic 6 Foundational concepts of occupation
Topic 7 Key constructs of occupational therapy models of practice
Topic 8 Scope of current occupational therapy practice
Topic 9 Professional behaviours which are consistent with the conduct standards of Occupational Therapy
Topic 10 Preparing for success in professional practice and fieldwork learning
Topic 11 Research, written expression and referencing in scholarly written work

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy, focus and scope of occupational therapy
2 describe views of health that have shaped the occupational therapy profession including those of the World Health Organisation
3 examine a range of occupational therapy models of practice, and contrast their key components
4 investigate and analyse the relationship between occupations, health and well being
5 demonstrate the development of a professional identity and professional values in occupational therapy and an understanding of multidisciplinary teamwork
6 demonstrate key professional behaviours relevant to professional practice and meet all fieldwork requirements prior to, during and after fieldwork
7 prepare and present scholarly written work which is consistent with specified written expression, research and referencing criteria.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy, focus and scope of occupational therapy
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. describe views of health that have shaped the occupational therapy profession including those of the World Health Organisation
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. examine a range of occupational therapy models of practice, and contrast their key components
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. investigate and analyse the relationship between occupations, health and well being
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate the development of a professional identity and professional values in occupational therapy and an understanding of multidisciplinary teamwork
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. demonstrate key professional behaviours relevant to professional practice and meet all fieldwork requirements prior to, during and after fieldwork
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. prepare and present scholarly written work which is consistent with specified written expression, research and referencing criteria.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Essential for this unit: Curtin, M, Molineux, M & Supyk-Mellson, J, 2010, Occupational therapy and physical dysfunction: Enabling occupation, 6th edn, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Sydney.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.