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OT1011 - Introduction to Occupation and Occupational Therapy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to occupational therapy students only.

The purpose of this subject is to establish an understanding of the meaning and concept of occupation and to be able to apply an occupational perspective to human situations. Students will engage with the occupational therapy community and identify the foundational processes that underpin occupational therapy practice for enabling change.

Learning Outcomes

  • define and analyse occupation and apply approaches to studying and classifying the relationship to occupation and time use;
  • apply an occupational framework to understanding own experience of occupation over life span and the influence of personal and environmental factors in occupation choice and development;
  • describe the breadth and scope of occupational therapy practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, organisations and populations at an introductory level;
  • define and apply core concepts of occupational therapy practice including occupational therapy process, professional reasoning and interactions of person, environment and occupation at an introductory level.
Prerequisites: 70510E is an allowed parent study package on any LTD Availabilities of this subject

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (Dates as per subject outline)
Coordinator: Mr Brock Cook
Lecturers: Mr Brock Cook, Mrs Karen Salata.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 x 1 hr lectures per week
  • 6 hours practicals - 2 x 3 hr blended learning simulation modules
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 2 hr workshop per week
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: All assessment materials must be submitted to pass the subject. A grade of 50% or more on the final examination must be achieved to pass the subject overall. Students will be required to conduct an interview as part of the assessment requirements for this subject. Completion of blended learning simulation practice education modules is compulsory. Students must attend at least 80% of the scheduled residential block.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Brock Cook
Lecturers: Mr Brock Cook, Mrs Karen Salata.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 x 1 hr lectures per week
  • 6 hours practicals - 2 x 3 hr blended learning simulation modules
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 2 hr workshop per week
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: All assessment materials must be submitted to pass the subject. A grade of 50% or more on the final examination must be achieved to pass the subject overall. Students will be required to conduct an interview as part of the assessment requirements for this subject. Completion of blended learning simulation practice education modules is compulsory. Students must attend at least 80% of all scheduled workshops.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.