Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice 2B
|Course code OCCT2200||Units 20||Level 2000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
This course aims to further the fundamental knowledge and skills required in OCCT2100 - OT2: Introductory Theory and Practice, and OCCT2110 - OT2: Specialty Skills. This course develops students knowledge of the theory and process of occupational therapy practice by addressing occupational performance issues experienced during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. More specifically, the course focus is on clients for whom disturbances of bodily structure/function impact on occupational performance. The learning material relates to communication skills, methods of assessment, interventions, report writing and evaluation. This course will also provide the opportunity to experience specific intervention strategies, and to experiment with equipment and techniques in a supervised environment.
Students will undertake studies in the specific practice areas of paediatrics and occupational rehabilitation. They will further consolidate their learning with professional practice.
This course is Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||Upon completion of the course theory and practice,the students should be able to:|
1. Work effectively in a group
2. Assess and analyse occupational performance tasks and components in relation to the person and environment, in paediatric and occupational rehabilitation settings
3. Plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions with clients where person-environment-occupation mismatch occurs, in paediatric and occupational rehabilitation settings
4. Apply a model of practice to guide the above process
5. Apply a frame of reference to guide the above process
6. Apply appropriate educational principles when assisting clients to improve occupational performance,in paediatric and occupational rehabilitation settings
7. Select activities appropriate to the needs and abilities of clients,in paediatric and occupational rehabilitation settings
8. Demonstrate the ability and creativity to utilise a range of media for therapeutic purposes
9. Define the parameters of an ergonomic problem and use ergonomic analysis in therapeutic interventions
|Content||Fixed Resource sessions (lectures):|
There will be a series of fixed resource sessions on aspects of occupational therapy as it relates to professional practice, evaluation processes, and intervention strategies with clients in paediatric and occupational health settings.
The tutorials are based on a case study, which has been chosen to highlight major assessment and intervention areas in which an occupational therapist might be involved.
The tutorials are designed around problem based learning and will allow students to experience group learning and group process.
The laboratories will be run to complement the course topics and are designed to teach specific intervention strategies or professional skills. The laboratories allow students to experience specific treatments and to experiment with equipment and techniques in a supervised environment, and to prepare students for their professional placement experience.
- Preparation of students for placement (including setting of learning objectives)
- 4 weeks full time placement.
|Assumed Knowledge||OCCT1100, OCCT1200, OCCT2100, OCCT2110, HUBS1105, HUBS1403|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
|Contact Hours||Practicum: for 35 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks