Children, Youth & Families: An Occupational Approach

Course code OCCT3264Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

The course explores the development and occupational functioning of children, youth within families. It will examine various aspects of childhood/youth and related conditions along with associated occupational needs. Students will develop understanding of relevant assessments, important aspects of functioning during childhood/youth and interventions used for children/youth.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Express knowledge of common childhood disorders and associated occupational needs.
2. Employ appropriate standardised assessments for particular children/youth
3. Demonstrate understanding of developmental milestones
4. Develop relevant Family/Person-centred goals and interventions.
5. Determine how to enable occupational engagement of children and youth in their chosen play/leisure, self-care and productivity occupations.
ContentThis course uses lectures, experiential laboratories and case- based tutorials to explore the development of children and youth within their families. It discusses common conditions that occur during development and the effects of these conditions upon occupational engagement and functioning in play/leisure, self-care and productive occupations. It includes consideration of standardised assessments often used within these areas of practice and development of relevant interventions resulting from information gathered through assessment and discussion with relevant stakeholders including families, other health professionals and teachers.
Replacing Course(s)Children, youth and family issues are currently completed in 4 weeks as part of the OCCT2200 course. These issues require a full semester for students to reach an adequate level of synthesis and evaluation of the knowledge and techniques required of a commencing therapist.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIndividual written assignment
Group/tutorial participation and contributionIn-class or Online tests
Presentations - GroupCase-based learning
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Practical: 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 ComponentSuccessful completion of OCCT2150, OCCT2151, OCCT2252, OCCT2253, SOCA2505 and PSYC2505.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OCCT3264