Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Course code OCCT1110
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course introduces students to fundamental concepts in Occupational Therapy (OT). Students examine theoretical models of practice applicable to OT practice. They also consider the OT process and are introduced to the development and implementation of appropriate OT interventions.

Concepts and skills include the therapeutic use of meaningful occupation in various contexts of practice, analysis of occupational behaviour, the development of therapeutic activity programs and occupational performance issues relevant to humans.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. An understanding of the philosophy and scope of Occupational Therapy.

2. An understanding of the Occupational Therapy process.

3. Elementary skills in the analysis and application of the use of activity as a therapeutic tool.

4. Understanding of typical developmental and lifespan issues relevant to Occupational Therapy.

5. Understanding and skills in applying theoretical models relevant to Occupational Therapy practice.

Content

  • Introduction to the philosophy of the occupational therapy profession
  • Introduction to activity analysis and the use of activities in the therapeutic process
  • Exploration of occupational performance issues
  • Introduction to basic skills required for Occupational Therapy practice
  • Introduction to and application of occupational-focused models within the occupational therapy process.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program.

Assessment Items

Exhibition / Poster: Essay/Written Assignment (Poster)

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment

Presentation: Group Presentation

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term