Researching and Developing an Occupational Therapy Intervention

Course code OCCT4172Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course requires students to review a selected area of Occupational Therapy (OT) practice in order to identify gaps in service provision or unfulfilled client needs that require development of an OT intervention. In some cases the intervention will be linked directly to the needs of the professional community. This intervention development requires the student to perform an international literature review that researches and critically evaluates the available literature relating to the identified need and possible current uses of the proposed intervention. It also requires the students to apply relevant OT theory linking the theoretical assumptions and evidence with the proposed intervention.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify a particular gap and/or need within current OT practice.
2. Identify the most appropriate OT model to apply to and possibly a frame of reference to guide the design and content of the intervention.
3. Propose an intervention relevant to the identified gap or need.
4. Analyse and synthesise relevant literature as a foundation to provide a clear rationale for the choice of the proposed intervention design, content and delivery.
5. Present a clear rationale, purpose, aim and objectives, well organised outline and the ethical implications for a proposed intervention (or outcome) relating to the identified needs
6. Indicate methods of evaluating the intervention objectives using both standardised and non-standardised instruments.
ContentThe course content reflects the course objectives and focuses on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to plan an effective and relevant OT intervention. The course will cover how to identify needs and gaps in OT service delivery; how to use occupation to meet the identified gap/needs; a literature review and critical analysis of relevant literature; application of OT models of practice and a relevant frame of reference to evaluate, design and deliver an intervention; developing and expressing aims and objectives, understanding and expressing ethical issues related to OT practice and the use of instruments for the evaluation of the intervention outcomes.
Replacing Course(s)No replacement. Combining OCCT4112 & OCCT 4212 in the current program.
TransitionCurrent courses will continue until the intake on 2010 reach 4000 level in 2013.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of STAT1070 and HLSC4170.
Compulsory Course ComponentThis course is available to Non-Graded Honours students only.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OCCT4172