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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 OR be admitted to course 2207273 - Associate Degree of Health

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. Professional experience learning will focus on the development of professional behaviours, communication, documentation skills and reflective practice.

Unit content

  • Evolution of the profession in Australia and internationally
  • Frameworks and scope of occupational therapy practice
  • The World Health Organization and other perspectives on health, well being and disease
  • Humans as occupational beings
  • Relationship between occupations and health
  • Key constructs of occupational therapy models of practice
  • Professional behaviours which are consistent with the conduct standards of Occupational Therapy
  • Professional information gathering, communication and documentation skills
  • Preparing for success in professional practice and fieldwork learning
  • Research, written expression, reflection 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 describe the philosophy, focus and scope of occupational therapy
2 investigate and document views of health that have shaped the occupational therapy profession including those of the World Health Organisation
3 investigate, analyse and document information about occupations, health and well being through professional interviewing
4 demonstrate ethical and professional communication skills that reflect professional values in occupational therapy
5 demonstrate key professional behaviours and meet all professional experience requirements prior to, during and after professional experience placement.

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

  1. describe the philosophy, focus and scope of occupational therapy
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. investigate and document views of health that have shaped the occupational therapy profession including those of the World Health Organisation
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. investigate, analyse and document information about occupations, health and well being through professional interviewing
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate ethical and professional communication skills that reflect professional values in occupational therapy
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate key professional behaviours and meet all professional experience requirements prior to, during and after professional experience placement.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Essential for this unit: Brown, T, Bourke-Taylor, H, Isbel, S & Cordier, R, 2017, Occupational Therapy in Australia, Allen&Unwin, Sydney. ISBN: 9781925266634.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.