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OT1012 - Enabling Occupation through Partnerships

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to occupational therapy students only

In this subject students will consolidate and build on the foundational skills and knowledge previously taught surrounding occupation and occupational therapy. Students will be introduced to a range of occupational therapy theoretical models and analyse their application to the enablement of occupation within contemporary clinical practice. Students will extend their knowledge of occupational therapy theory by examining approaches to and the value of the development of professional partnerships with individuals and communities, with a particular emphasis on rural and remote contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse occupational therapy practice and decision making within a variety of clinical settings and situations through the application of relevant occupational therapy models and theoretical and practice frameworks;
  • examine occupational engagement of individuals, groups and communities and determine the factors that influence occupational performance and participation;
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills in developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships to facilitate positive professional relationships with individuals and communities;
  • analyse the current and potential roles of occupational therapists when working with individuals, groups and communities in enabling occupational performance, participation and engagement, with a particular focus on regional, rural and remote settings.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve at least 50% for the case study analysis; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; participate in at least 80% of scheduled tutorials.

Prerequisites: OT1011 AND RH100270510E is an allowed parent study package on any external availabilities of this subject


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Mrs Jackie Eagers.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 8 hours lectures
  • 23 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours online activity
  • 3 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.