OCCT13007 - Enabling Mental Health

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an in-depth exploration of the roles of occupational therapists working in contemporary mental health service provision for youth, adults and older people. You will be introduced to the use of client-centred assessments and interventions to understand the factors that influence occupational functioning when mental health issues are present. Occupational therapy service delivery will be considered within the context of overarching mental health policies, legislation, standards, recovery principles and ethical issues.

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

The pre-requisites for this unit are as follows:

OCCT12006 Understanding the Environment

OCCT12002 Occupational Justice: Local and Global

OCCT12004 Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan 2 


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

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

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 30%
2. Presentation 45%
3. In-class Test(s) 25%

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

To view Past Exams, please login
Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% 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 enjoyed the weekly content and structure of OCCT13007, particularly the balance of theory and models with practical skills-based application of theory.
Recommendation
It is proposed that the unit design, content and practical activities should remain similar for the 2021 offering.
Action Taken
The 2021 offering had a similar flow to the 2020 offering (which was 100% online due to Covid-19) and students were given the flexibility to attend either on campus or via zoom for a few of the weeks in which practical hands-on learning was not required.
Source: Have Your Say and individual email correspondence with unit coordinator.
Feedback
The seminar assessment highlighted some challenges which weren't about the assessment itself but the group work element. Specifically, concerns focus on fairness with some students being rewarded for the efforts of others in their groups in an assessment that is heavily weighted at 45%.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator provide all student with additional detail and explanation about group work expectations and guidelines for the seminar assessment.
Action Taken
In response to the 2020 feedback, a comprehensive peer evaluation was added into the task description this year. This enabled students to rate themselves and their peers on a Likert scale of 1-5 across group work performance criteria such as: quality of work, timeliness, supporting others, intearction, attendance, taking responsiblity, involvement and overall performance. There was also the opportunity for group members to provide qualitative information to the unit coordinator about team member performance.
Source: Have Your Say and in-class feedback.
Feedback
Students noted on Have Your Say and a number provided feedback in class time that the scheduling of OCCT13007 on a Monday was unfortunate as it meant three classes had to be delivered in an alternative online format due to public holidays. The students preferred live in-class sessions rather than pre-recorded sessions accompanied by task sheets with Moodle interaction.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator work with administrative support to mitigate the risk of the unit being scheduled on public holidays in future terms.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say and in-class feedback.
Feedback
The seminar assessment remains a popular (albeit demanding and challenging) assessment piece, with students reporting it to be a good learning experience and the task expectations to be highly engaging. No negative feedback was received this year about the groupwork experience, indicating that the robust peer feedback process successfully helped to mitigate groupwork issues.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the group seminar assessment design, inclusive of the robust peer feedback and evaluation component, will continue for future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say and in-class feedback.
Feedback
Students highlighted that having consumer guest speakers providing insight and education about their lived experience was one of the best aspects of the unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that consumers with lived experience continue to be involved in OCCT13007.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say and in-class feedback
Feedback
The authentic hands-on learning experiences using assessments that are applied in practice, seminar topics on current issues in occupational therapy mental health practice and a test focusing on case study work all received praise by students, noting that the design engaged them and facilitated them to learn.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the design of the unit and resourcing of assessments for hands-on learning opportunities continue for future offerings, and this will necessitate staffing support at the Rockhampton campus to help the Bundaberg-based unit coordinator deliver those practical components.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate evidence-based practice for assessment, consumer-centred goal setting, and intervention to enable occupational performance for people with mental illness
  2. Select and practice administration of appropriate assessment tools to determine the impact of a mental health condition on a person’s occupational performance and to inform treatment planning
  3. Integrate principles of occupational justice in the promotion of occupationally-inclusive opportunities for people with mental illness
  4. Articulate the key legislative guidelines, policies, recovery principles and standards that impact on occupational therapy practice in mental health settings.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - In-class Test(s)
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
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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 - Presentation
3 - In-class Test(s)