Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice

Course code OCCT1201Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course builds upon the fundamental concepts introduced in OCCT1110, through classroom learning of practice skills and a professional placement. The students consider the application of frames of reference to the occupational therapy process.

This course is Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOCCT1201 aims to ensure students will:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how occupational therapy practice is influenced by context.
2. Demonstrate understanding of how theoretical models are applied to occupational therapy practice.
3. Develop an understanding of what constitutes a professional, competent and ethical occupational therapist.
4. Acquire occupational therapy practice skills appropriate to a first year level.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying theory involved in occupational therapy practice skills.
Content- Application of the theory and the process of occupational therapy practice.
- Development of practice skills that are foundational to the development of competent, professional and ethical occupational therapy practice.
- Application of the biomechanical frame of reference in practice skills.
- Application of the cognitive-perceptual frame of reference in practice skills.
Replacing Course(s)OCCT1200
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten case study.
Examination: FormalFormal examination.
Other: (please specify)Professional Placement - Pass/Fail (compulsory pass) - related to objectives 1-5.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Field Study: for 35 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of OCCT1110 & HLSC1000.
This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course and placement must be passed to pass this course.

To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate that they have met the mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements.

International Students (additional requirements)

• Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy)

All School of Health Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their Programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfil the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OCCT1201