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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 91.67% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 57.14% 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 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
This occurred and classes were not scheduled on public holidays in T1 2022.
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
The seminar assessment design was kept in place for the T1 2022 offering, albeit with udpated topics reflective of current knowledge and industry trends.
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
Consumers with lived experience attended as guest speakers in T1 2022 via Zoom.
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
A sessional staff member was engaged to provide in-class support for workshops/tutorials at the Rockhampton campus, in order to facilitate the student experience.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation and SUTE Unit Comments
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 again this year about the groupwork experience, indicating that the robust peer feedback process continues to successfully 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: Student Unit Evaluation and SUTE Unit Comments
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: SUTE Unit Comments
Feedback
The in-class test being scheduled during tutorial time in the afternoon, following three hours of morning lectures, was identified by 33.3% of respondents as being problematic, with each requesting it be considered for scheduling in the morning for better student performance.
Recommendation
It is recommended that consideration be given to modifying the content and flow of the unit, enabling a morning scheduling of the in-class test.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Unit Comments and reflection of unit coordinator.
Feedback
Nineteen percent of respondents took care to provide feedback about the negative experiences with technology and the ISL in OCCT13007, acknowledging that these were equipment and technology issues outside of the lecturer's control. Specifically, no audio was coming through the scheduled BDG teaching room into the scheduled room in ROK across the ISL, necessitating the move to Zoom for several lectures. This impacted teaching engagement and also the experience of industry guest speakers.
Recommendation
It is recommended that whilst the majority of issues were resolved by the conclusion of the teaching term through collaboration with Teaching Technology and IT support, any outstanding issues will continue to receive attention and troubleshooting for resolution prior to the commencement of T1 2023.
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 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - In-class Test(s)