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 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 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 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 66.67% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 42.11% 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" 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
Support and guidance was provided throughout the term by the unit coordinator both in class and out.
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
Face-to-face interviews with a simulated client were once again a central feature of the unit.
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
This session has been retained and will continue into the future.
Source: SUTE feedback, student informal feedback, staff observation.
Feedback
Students found engaging with the learning material challenging without the presence of an educator in the classroom.
Recommendation
It is recommended that whenever possible teaching staff are available in the classroom on both campuses for all classes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE feedback, student informal feedback, staff observation.
Feedback
Classroom technology failures further detracted from student learning and engagement.
Recommendation
It is recommended that classroom technology is reviewed and updated when necessary prior to the commencement of teaching in 2023.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE feedback, student informal feedback, staff observation.
Feedback
Students considered the content highly relevant to their development as occupational therapists.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit continue providing foundational knowledge and skill development opportunities to prepare students for ongoing learning in the course.
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 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment