Group Processes in Occupational Therapy

Course code OCCT1242Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course will provide students with foundational knowledge and skills necessary to be able to participate as an effective group member and plan and lead group activities in appropriate contexts of practice in both physical and mental health settings. Content will include principles of group dynamics, models of group development, principles of group leadership, processes involved in planning and implementing groups. Workshops will provide students with the opportunity for experiential learning.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be able to;
1. Identify and discuss elements of group dynamics.
2. Analyse and describe their own contribution as a member of a group.
3. Analyse the roles and contribution of others in a group
4. Apply knowledge of group work in planning and leading a group session.
ContentThis course will provide students with foundational knowledge and skills necessary to be able to participate as an effective group member and plan and lead group activities. Content will include principles of group dynamics, models of group development, principles of group leadership, processes involves in planning and implementing groups. Workshops will provide students with the opportunity for experiential learning.
Replacing Course(s)OCCT3201
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePrevious occupational therapy courses from the OT Program - OCCT1110.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo assignments required to be submitted. The 1st assignment will be worth 40% and the 2nd assignment will be worth 30%
Presentations - GroupOne group presentation worth 30%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.
Compulsory Program ComponentOCCT1110
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for OCCT1242