OCCT13002 - Enabling Strategies in Neurological Rehabilitation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you 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 you 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. You will extend your 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 your learning and you will be required to analyse and select appropriate contemporary occupational therapy practice models to guide your response to these complex case studies.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
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 12006 Evidence-based Practice.


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 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
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 20%
2. Portfolio 30%
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%).

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 34.78% 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
Feedback
Students felt supported in their learning, particularly valuing opportunities to practice the theory they had been taught in the practical sessions.
Recommendation
Continue to offer the Unit in the same manner, with opportunities for students to learn theory and then apply new knowledge in practical settings with clients or try techniques on each other.
Action Taken
The Unit was offered in the same manner this year, with opportunities for students to learn theory and then apply new knowledge in practical settings with clients or try techniques on each other.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Consider the timing of when assessments are due
Recommendation
Work with the other CB84 Occupational Therapy educators who teach in 3rd year to ensure a smooth flow of due dates for assessment pieces.
Action Taken
Timing of assessment due dates were co-ordinated with other 3rd year lecturers to ensure adequate spacing.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The Unit was very well organised and students liked the structure of the Unit
Recommendation
Continue to offer the Unit in the same manner, and using the same structure.
Action Taken
The Unit was offered in the largely the same manner, using the same structure, as much as possible given COVID-19-related changes to teaching.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The inclusion of real clients with lived experience
Recommendation
Continue to arrange for real clients who have neurological problems to come into class and work with the students. An additional client was brought into class in 2019, bringing the total to 6 clients.
Action Taken
The capacity to include real clients who have neurological problems was negatively impacted by COVID-19 conditions this year. A small number of real clients presented via Zoom.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
"All content is translated very well from intense theory to real world practical examples" in tutorials and assessment tasks.
Recommendation
It is recommended that teaching and learning processes involving application of theory to practice and, similarly, assessment processes that involve real world application of the content, be retained in future iterations of this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt that the weighting of group assignments advantaged group members who "...don’t pull there (sic) weight but are rewarded with the grades of the individual who makes the effort to complete the work."
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator consider the use of SPA or other modifications to the group assessment to support better recognition of student workload and contribution.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students indicated that "...practicing grading again was very helpful."
Recommendation
It is recommended that the opportunity to continue to practice activity grading be retained in this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
"The quality of the videos given needed to be better."
Recommendation
It is recommended that unit staff identify new resources to support teaching of the neurological content in this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe and demonstrate how a broad range of contemporary health theories and occupational therapy theories in particular, can be used to structure and guide occupational therapy neurological rehabilitation programs.
  2. Discuss how a variety of congenital and acquired neurological problems give rise to clients experiencing a range of impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions that can be addressed through an occupational therapy neurological rehabilitation program.
  3. Articulate the varying roles, assessment and intervention priorities across a range of intervention contexts for clients with neurological dysfunction.
  4. Critically appraise the efficacy of current treatments, specific interventions and clinical practice guidelines commonly used in neurological rehabilitation providing evidence of this from the literature.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Group Work
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
5 - Team Work
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 - Portfolio
3 - Group Work