OCCT11002 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with a clear understanding of the fundamental theoretical frameworks that guide occupational therapy practice. An historical overview of the profession will be presented so that you can contrast the changes and plot the evolution of occupational therapy practice from the profession's foundations to the present day. The practical application of occupational theory as it drives contemporary occupational therapy practice will be introduced via one key occupational therapy practice model. You will be introduced to the regulatory and professional bodies guiding ethical occupational therapy practice locally and internationally. Skill development will focus on the acquisition of qualiative and quantitative information gathering techniques including interviewing and the application of standardised and non-standardised assessments.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.42% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: "Have your say" Unit Evaluation, staff observation and reflection
Feedback
Students consistently reported that the use of in-class interaction and small group exercises were a valuable learning experience. "I liked the interaction with class mates. Please have more of this"
Recommendation
Continue with interactive workshops. Ensure interaction across campus cohorts through use of ISL and structured facilitation from teaching staff in each location.
Action Taken
In-class small group work continued, particularly in the workshops.
Source: "Have your say" Unit Evaluation
Feedback
In-class interview training was highly appreciated.
Recommendation
Continue including interview practice as a part of the workshop format.
Action Taken
In-class interview practice and feedback using a simulated client remained a central feature.
Source: "Have your say" Unit Evaluation, informal discussions with students, staff observations
Feedback
Although it was acknowledged that it was out of anyone's control and that the shift to online content had been managed well, many students reported that they struggled with the online only format.
Recommendation
Ensure face-to-face interaction remains an integral component of the unit once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Action Taken
All classes returned to campus in 2021.
Source: "Have your say" Unit Evaluation Informal discussions with students.
Feedback
Scheduling the class immediately following anatomy was not ideal.
Recommendation
Where possible, back-to-back scheduling with other units should be avoided.
Action Taken
No back to back scheduling occurred in 2021.
Source: "Have your say" responses.
Feedback
Students commented that staff were supportive.
Recommendation
It is recommended that staff continue to provide guidance and encouragement to students as they learn to navigate the course.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say" responses. "My Experience" feedback Informal feedback
Feedback
In-class interview practice continued to rate highly.
Recommendation
It's recommended that simulated interviews remain a central feature of the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say" responses. "My Experience" feedback Informal feedback Staff observation
Feedback
The joint physiotherapy-occupational therapy manual handling session was well-regarded.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the joint physiotherapy-occupational therapy session be retained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the theory and philosophy that underpins the profession of occupational therapy
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the development and scope of the occupational therapy profession over time
  3. Describe the occupational therapy practice process across various contexts
  4. Conduct person-centred information gathering processes.

This content contributes to the development of Occupational Therapy Australia Competencies for Entry Level Practitioners.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment