Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice

Course code OCCT2253Units 10Level 2000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt 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.
ContentAll 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
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassConsists of two in-class or online tests weeks 1 and 2.
Essays / Written AssignmentsIndividual Written Assignment
Essays / Written AssignmentsPaired Written Assignment
Contact HoursWorkshop: 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
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of OCCT1242.
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must attend and demonstrate active participation in all lectures and workshops to pass this course. Student groups will interact during the workshops and submit work based upon the content of the lectures and workshops.

This component addressess objectives 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the course.

Attendance records will be kept of all sessions. Only students with Adverse Circumstances will have opportunity for remediation.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OCCT2253