Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice
|Course code OCCT2253||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
This course will assist in developing effective communication or interpersonal skills, including the four macro skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading in the context of interprofessional teams, groups and individuals. It forms foundational knowledge, skills and attitudes for Occupational Therapy Practice.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At completion of the course students will be able to: |
1. Explore and reflect upon the strengths and weakness of their personal communication style in both face-to-face and non face-to-face contexts.
2. Examine and respond to the needs associated with various factors influencing effective communication during Occupational Therapy practice.
3. Use the various components of spoken and written communicative skills to achieve effective Occupational therapy practice.
4. Interpret and respond to spoken and written communication in ways that reflect effective OT practice.
|Content||All content explored within an interactive and experiential context including:|
* Ways of interacting while practicing as an Occupational Therapist that ensure Person/Family-centred practice.
* Reflection leading to greater self-awareness about personal communication styles
* Ensuring understanding and appropriate interaction while interacting as an Occupational Therapist.
* The effect of non-verbal communication when interacting as an Occupational Therapist.
* Communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
* Presentation and other factors influencing effective Occupational Therapy interaction
|Assumed Knowledge||Semester 1 & 2 & 3 of the Occupational Therapy Program|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for OCCT2253|