Occupational Therapy 2: Specific Prac Skills
|Course code OCCT2110||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
Occupational Therapy (OT) 2 - Specific Practice Skills explores in depth additional core practice areas of occupational therapy. These areas require a higher level of technical skills and more contact hours to practice and consolidate. These practice skills include the following:
. Home modifications and equipment provision
This course has a strong practical focus and uses case based learning to teach students within a safe laboratory environment to problem solve, reason professionally, and practice specific intervention skills.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||Upon completion of the home modification component, students will be able to:|
1. Evaluate a client's home environment, determining necessary modifications for improved occupational performance
2. Measure dimensions of the client's home accurately
3. Interpret technical drawings
4. Draw clear technical diagrams of modifications and positions for rails in bathrooms and toilets
Upon completion of the splinting component, students will be able to:
5. Identify splinting materials and their characteristics
6. Recognise the rationale for splinting and the different types of splints used
7. Describe the principles of designing a splint (e.g., anatomical and biomechanical features of the hand, required hand assessments)
8. Design and fabricate three static hand splints
Upon completion of the theory and practice related to the focus areas, students will be able to:
9. Assess and analyse occupational performance tasks and components in relation to the environment
10. Assess and analyse the impact of the environment on occupational task performance
11. Analyse an activity according to occupational performance components
12. Plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapeutic interventions with clients where person-environment-occupation mismatch occurs
13.Apply appropriate educational and therapeutic principles when assisting clients to improve occupational performance
14.Select work, recreational and domestic activities appropriate to the needs and abilities of the client
|Content||This will consist of fixed resource sessions and laboratories to underpin both the theory and practice associated with the components of OCCT2110.|
Fixed resource sessions (lectures):
These lectures are designed to provide an overview of major medical conditions associated with injuries, falls and fractures and to introduce the student to occupational therapy practice in these areas. They will cover areas such as,orthopaedics and associated conditions. Case-based teaching will illustrate these practices.
Designed to teach specific intervention strategies or professional skills with practical involvement, in the areas of hand therapy, joint protection, home modifications, kitchen assessment.
A manual (revised annually) accompanies this course and can be purchased at the University Bookshop on campus. This, together with lecture material and practical experiences will form the basis for all the assignments.
|Assumed Knowledge||OCCT1110, OCCT1201, HUBS1105 and HUBS1403|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term