In this unit you will be introduced to professional reasoning, evidence based and culturally sensitive practice for occupational therapy in the paediatric context from birth to middle childhood. You will learn to plan occupational therapy evaluations, measurable goals and interventions for children, applying an occupational therapy practice process, evidence based frames of reference and occupational therapy practice models. You will explore key elements of realistic occupational therapy service delivery, using case studies of children with a range of impairments and occupational profiles. You will be coached to take part in interprofessional case discussions that simulate collaboration in a paediatric allied health team. Specific paediatric skills and knowledge will be enhanced through work integrated learning within the term, during which you will gain practical experience working with children.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Students must have successfully completed the following Essential Prerequisites:
ALLH11004 or BMSC11008
ALLH11005 or BMSC11007
ALLH12007 or ALLH11009
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Online resource/s||0%|
|2. Online Quiz(zes)||40%|
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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 42.86% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 48.28% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The unit overview, unit learning outcomes, and assessment pieces are aligned with requirements in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (AOTCS, 2018). These competency standards acknowledge the diversity of roles and contexts that currently exist in occupational therapy practice.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Online resource/s||•|
|2 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•||•|
|10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|