Children, Youth & Families: An Occupational Approach

Course code OCCT3264
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

This 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): OCCT2200. Students who have successfully completed OCCT2200 are not eligible to enrol in OCCT3264.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of OCCT2150, OCCT2151, OCCT2252 OCCT2253, SOCA2505 and PSYC2505.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quizzes - in class

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment (Design & Evaluate a Play session)

Presentation: PBL Group Presentation

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Term

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

Practical is scheduled from weeks 6 to 10 only

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

Tutorial is scheduled from weeks 6 to 12 only