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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Expands students' understanding of occupational therapy theory and process through the exploration of clinical reasoning and decision-making processes. Enable students to objectively compare and contrast approaches to practice using occupational therapy models, theories and frames of reference to guide clinical reasoning.

Unit content

Occupational therapy and linked models, theories and frames of reference, may include but not be limited to:

  • Occupational Performance Model OPM (Australia)
  • Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement (CMOP-E)
  • Developmental model
  • Biomechanical model Ecology of Human Performance Model (EHPM)
  • Kawa (River) model Model of Human Occupation (MOHO)
  • Person-Environment-Occupation Model (PEO)
  • Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model (PEOP)
  • Occupational justice framework
  • Independent living model
  • Social model of disability
  • Models of clinical reasoning

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 identify and define the essential constructs, components and structure of a range of occupational therapy and linked theoretical models and frames of reference
2 identify and analyse models of and approaches to clinical reasoning in occupational therapy practice
3 select, apply, and interpret the use of various occupational therapy theoretical models and/or frames of reference as a basis for occupational therapy assessment and intervention
4 use occupational therapy models to analyse the fundamental occupational needs of individuals and groups
5 critically analyse the use of occupational therapy and linked theoretical models and/or frames of reference in various practice contexts and their utility in identifying the fundamental occupational needs of individual, groups and populations
6 compare and contrast the constructs and utility of occupational therapy models in understanding the occupational performance of a person
7 examine the utility of occupational therapy models when applied to critical elements of clinical reasoning.

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

  1. identify and define the essential constructs, components and structure of a range of occupational therapy and linked theoretical models and frames of reference
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. identify and analyse models of and approaches to clinical reasoning in occupational therapy practice
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. select, apply, and interpret the use of various occupational therapy theoretical models and/or frames of reference as a basis for occupational therapy assessment and intervention
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. use occupational therapy models to analyse the fundamental occupational needs of individuals and groups
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. critically analyse the use of occupational therapy and linked theoretical models and/or frames of reference in various practice contexts and their utility in identifying the fundamental occupational needs of individual, groups and populations
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. compare and contrast the constructs and utility of occupational therapy models in understanding the occupational performance of a person
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. examine the utility of occupational therapy models when applied to critical elements of clinical reasoning.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.