Group Work in Occupational Therapy

Course code OCCT3201Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

The course aims to develop students' knowledge of the theory that supports occupational therapy group work and the associated skills necessary for practice. Students will learn about group dynamics, group leadership and therapeutic strategies and considerations in planning and leading a group session.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyse and describe group dynamics
- Apply knowledge of groupwork theory and occupational therapy practice in planning a group session
- Plan and implement group sessions including activities, leadership and therapeutic strategies appropriate to stage of group development and client needs
- Reflect on their own actions and reactions and implications of these for therapy
Content1. Lectures - will cover various components of group dynamics theory, occupational therapy theoretical perspectives in groupwork practice, techniques and skills
2. Laboratory/workshop - provide opportunities to consolidate learning regarding group dynamics and group leadership through experiential activities and discussion.
Replacing Course(s)OCCT3102
TransitionStudents who have failed OCCT3102 will need to discuss with the Program and Course co-ordinators a suitable transition program for 2008.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeOCCT3120
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment (Asseses obj 2&4)
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment (Assesses obj 1&4)
Laboratory ExercisesLaboratory exercise (Assesses obj 2&3)
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Workshop: for 16 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.