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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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 

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile

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. Examination 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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 53.33% 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
The engaged delivery was highlighted as a best aspect of the unit consistently by students, with students identifying that the unit was well-structured, well-paced and interesting.
The unit will be delivered very similarly in 2018, with updated readings and content in accordance with current best practice in mental health occupational therapy.
Action Taken
Little was changed in 2018 in terms of design and delivery. The Moodle site was significantly updated and changed from the 2017 offering, in response to the general feedback from this group about Moodle set-up when they were in 2nd year in 2017.
Source: Have Your Say
The examination was identified as a positive aspect of the unit and feedback was received that 90 minutes was a good time-frame for the exam.
An examination or similar quiz at the conclusion of term will remain in the OCCT13007 assessment suite in 2018.
Action Taken
An in-class test was conducted in week 12 of term in 2018 and the 90 minute duration was maintained.
Source: Have your Say, in-class feedback to unit coordinator
The vast majority of students highlighted that the seminar assessments were an excellent learning experience. Comments such as those below are representative of the general feedback about the seminar assessments: "The seminars were fantastic learning resources" "The best aspect of the course are definitely the student led seminars - these are so challenging but really enhance our learning of core concepts of the course"
The formative hurdle task, preparing students for the seminar, and the seminar assessment will remain in the assessment suite in 2018.
Action Taken
Seminar assessments were utilised again in 2018 to support the meeting of learning outcomes. Topics were modified for 2018 and this was again an excellent peer-learning experience.
Source: Have Your Say and post-test feedback at the conclusion of term.
Students requested more revision for the final in-class test.
The final test assessment will remain in the assessment piece. In 2019, additional strategies to ensure revision and preparation is occurring will be implemented. This will include a Forum thread on Moodle entitled "Test Revision Tips" and an in-class Socrative quiz or similar at the conclusion of term and prior to the test.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say and in-class feedback.
The assessments were highlighted as a strength of the unit.
The range of assessment pieces will remain, including a written assessment, a group seminar and a test. The timing of these will be considered in the context of other assessments in T1 of the 3rd year CB84 curriculum.
Action Taken
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 - Examination
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
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 - Examination