OCCT14004 - Developing Occupation-Centred Community Programs

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This capstone unit will prepare you to use your emerging occupational therapy skills and knowledge to conduct a needs analysis and then design, implement and evaluate programs that will address the complex needs of clients in a community setting. You will work in a small group using an occupational justice lens to complete a unique workplace project identified by local stakeholders. Supervision and mentoring will be provided by academic staff in collaboration with selected community-based organisations. You will undertake a minimum of 150 hours of Work Integrated Learning during this unit. Your stakeholder focused workplace project will generate information that forms the basis of an industry standard conference presentation and written report, utilising the graduate level professional skills you have developed throughout your course of study in occupational therapy.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

OCCT13008 Professional Occupational Therapy Practice 1

Co-requisite:

OCCT14002 Specialisation in Occupational Therapy

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 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Presentation 30%
3. Workplace Project 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%).

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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 68.75% 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: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)
Feedback
Some students were confused about the timetable changes after break week, as some scheduled OCCT14004 classes were converted to separate project team Zoom meetings.
Recommendation
It is recommended that timetabling of this unit to align with other Year 4 OCCT units, and especially to accommodate the OCCT14002 intensives, be as consistent and clear as possible. Students will be provided with clear information early in the term about all Year 4 cohort classes and OCCT14004 project team weekly scheduling. Some students may need this clarified further by the unit coordinator. It is recommended that the timetable be made more stable for all face to face or videoconference contact with students. Some stakeholder project meetings may still need to be scheduled adhoc and outside of timetabled classes.
Action Taken
The timetable was made more consistent and published to students early in the term. Students were able to schedule most stakeholder meetings within the time scheduled for OCCT14004.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)
Feedback
Weighting of assessment tasks needs to more accurately reflect effort required.
Recommendation
It is recommended that weightings are revised for 2020 as it is agreed that they should better reflect student effort required. The recommended and approved assessment weightings are as follows: Assessment 1= 30% Written Assessment Assessment 2= 20% Presentation Assessment 3= 50% Workplace Project.
Action Taken
The assessment weightings in fact remained the same in 2020, with assessments 1 & 2 worth 30% each, and Assessment 3 worth 40%. However, when task instructions for 2020 were revised, student requirements were changed to more accurately reflect the weighting of each assessment task and the anticipated student effort.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE) Personal communications
Feedback
Students felt that to better manage their overall workload the first Portfolio assessment task could easily have been due earlier in the term.
Recommendation
Assessment due dates will be negotiated with the Year 4 occupational therapy teaching staff to ensure sufficient time for completion and to avoid task due date overlap where possible. The first assessment task could be due earlier than Week 7. It may still be necessary for some tasks to be due in the same week as tasks for other units towards the end of term.
Action Taken
Assessment 1 was successfully moved to earlier in the term. Academic staff will continue to discuss and coordinate assessment due dates for all Year 4 unit assessment pieces to ensure students are allocated sufficient time between tasks.
Source: Have Your Say Personal communication
Feedback
Students wanted the conference presentation to be their last assessment task, as they considered it to be the climax of their final term of study.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the timing of the conference and final assessment submission be carefully considered for future offerings. The 2021 Year 4 cohort will be consulted about their options for assessment due dates before the unit profile is finalised.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that there was content duplicated from other units.
Recommendation
It is recommended that discussions with other teaching staff occur to ensure that any replicated content is identified and removed from one unit and retained in the appropriate unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students really enjoyed the realistic nature of the community project and the skills they developed in working with their team and stakeholders.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the 150 hours of community-focused project work in this unit will be continued, as it is highly valued by students and partner organisations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Personal communication
Feedback
Students found working in cross campus project groups challenging.
Recommendation
It is recommended that, in alignment with projected campus enrolment numbers, project groups will be allocated to students from the same campus where possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Select and apply appropriate theoretical principles to underpin the development of a community-based project for clients with complex needs
  2. Demonstrate a range of complex professional communication and problem-solving strategies to manage the expected and unexpected components of project development
  3. Exhibit graduate level professional and ethical behaviours to work with the university project supervisor to prioritise tasks, network with stakeholders and share responsibility for management of a community-based project
  4. Operate as an effective team member using objective reflection to evaluate the role of self and others throughout the project timeframe
  5. Prepare all project documentation to an industry expected standard incorporating feedback from key stakeholders into final documents.

The unit overview, unit learning outcomes, and assessment pieces are aligned with requirements in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (AOTCS, 2018).  These competency standards acknowledge the diversity of roles and contexts that currently exist in occupational therapy practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Workplace Project
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Workplace Project