Children, Youth and Families: An Occupational Approach

Course code OCCT3264
Available in 2016
2016 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

  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of developmental milestones

2. Demonstrate understanding of the relevance of play in development

3. Express knowledge of common childhood disorders and associated occupational needs.

4. Demonstrate understanding of relevant standardised assessments for particular children/youth

5. Develop relevant Family/Person-centred goals and interventions.

6. Determine how to enable occupational engagement of children and youth in their chosen play/leisure, self-care and productivity occupations.

7. Appraise skills and barriers to child occupational performance as they relate to specific disabilities and disorders

8. Create a plan for assessment and treatment based on knowledge of skills and barriers to child occupational performance

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.

Requisite

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 and Evaluate a Play session)

Presentation: CBL Group Presentation

Formal Examination: Exam - Formal

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks