Occupational Therapy Specialty Practice Topics

Course code OCCT4211Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course builds on previous Occupational Therapy theory and practice courses to enable students to consolidate their knowledge and skills relevant to professional practice in occupational therapy. Specific areas of practice are studied in depth in specialist learning units, in order to extend student understanding of the complexities of occupational dysfunction and subsequent intervention strategies for the client groups that are the focus of this course.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of OCCT 4211 students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history, concepts and philosophy of selected speciality areas
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the multidisciplinary team within the speciality areas
3. Identify personal views, beliefs and values relating to the speciality areas
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of quality of life and occupational choice for the individual, families and communities represented within the specialty areas
5. Work co-operatively and effectively within a group
Content- Further examination of clinical reasoning
- Exploration of relevant issues through the use of case studies relating to specialty areas
- Consideration of intervention strategies relevant to specialty areas
- Interaction with multi-disciplinary experts
- Group work to analyse and present the case studies and related issues
Replacing Course(s)Replacing 10 units of OCCT4200: OT Theory & Practice 4B & 40 units (Pass Degree)
and 10 units of OCCT4400: OT Honours B - 40units (Honours Degree)
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSatisfactory completion of all courses in the previous 3 years of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, and OCCT4110
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIndividual Assessment Task - related to objectives 1, 2, 3 & 4
Presentations - GroupPalliative Care Presentation - related to objectives 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Presentations - GroupIntellectual Disability Presentation - related to objectives 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-First Aid Certificate
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentOCCT3200