This unit will explore the potential contribution of the occupational therapist during childhood and examine occupational performance profiles for children with different conditions. You will learn to apply occupational therapy processes for assessment, goal setting and carrying out interventions with children and be introduced to professional reasoning and evidence based practice in the paediatric context. Your learning will be enhanced through regular work integrated learning visits during the term, during which you will gain practical experience working with children. You will learn how teams work together with children and families to address their needs. Selected issues impacting upon occupational performance from birth to middle childhood will be explored using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework, and occupational therapy practice models.
|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. Written Assessment||25%|
|3. Oral Examination||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%).
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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 45.45% 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 new 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.
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|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•||•||•|
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