In this unit students will learn how to work with clients who experience neuromuscular, sensory, cognitive and perceptual impairments as a result of a wide variety of neurological problems. Using the occupational therapy practice process they will gather information about the lived experience of people with these conditions and explore the evidence based literature in order to investigate best practice for collaborative goal-setting, intervention planning, service delivery and evaluation. Students will extend their knowledge of the aetiology, pathology, and prognosis of various neurological conditions experienced by occupational therapy clients across the lifespan and from acute care settings through to the community. A series of case studies including presentations from real clients will be used to scaffold students’ learning and they will be required to analyse and select appropriate contemporary occupational therapy practice models to guide their response to these complex case studies.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
BMSC 12007 Neurological Physiology and Measurement and
OCCT 12004 Occupational Performance across the Lifespan 2 and
ALLH 12007 Research Methods for Therapy and
ALLH 12006 Evidence-based Practice and
OCCT 12006 Understanding the Environment.
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. Written Assessment||20%|
|3. Group Work||50%|
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%).
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Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 45% response rate.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|4 - Information Literacy||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
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