This capstone unit will provide occupational therapy students and speech pathology students with an opportunity to examine and critique contemporary health practice issues prior to their entry into the professional workforce. This will involve an analysis of the current political, social and economic trends in Australian health care that will impact on their practice across a variety of settings. Students’ sense of professional engagement will be encouraged and their professional identity reinforced through a series of professional seminar presentations. The unit will include a range of professional socialisation experiences that will prepare students to move into their professional roles as new graduate health practitioners.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Prerequisites: (OCCT13006 and OCCT13005) or SPCH14003
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||30%|
|3. Presentation and Written Assessment||40%|
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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 87.5% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The learning objectives and assessment pieces in the unit are designed to meet requirements in the Australian Minimum Competency Standards for New Graduate Occupational Therapists 2010. Students will undertake activities that prepare them to meet performance criteria in the seven units of the competency standards and/or map prior learning experiences to demonstrate their ability to meet those requirements.
The learning and assessment in the unit are aligned with the requirements for accreditation by Speech Pathology Australia as outlined in the Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists (CBOS 2011) and the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS (R) Generic Professional Competencies.
Competency-based occupational standards for speech pathologists (CBOS 2011
Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS (R)) Generic Professional Competencies
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Portfolio||•||•|
|3 - Presentation and Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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||•||•||•|
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