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OT1012 - Enabling Occupation through Partnerships

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to occupational therapy students only

Students will develop knowledge in relation to the creation of partnerships to enhance occupational engagement through anslysis of interactions, client-centred interviewing, questioning, collaborative goal setting and consultation, being mindful of the contextual factors that influence occupation. Students will extend and apply foundation skills in interpersonal and written communication, therapeutic use of self, introductory group dynamics, articulating occupational therapy concepts, and professional documentation. This subject will ensure that students learn and apply the foundational skills of enabling occupation, with a focus on creating and developing partnerships with individuals, groups and communities. Students will gain an appreciation of the contextual issues that influence occupation, health and well-being of individuals, groups and communities. This subject aims to consolidate learning through year one to ensure that students are able to apply knowledge of occupation and analyse the occupation of individuals, groups and communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the establishment of collaborative relationships in order to gather information about occupational engagement through the application of advanced communication skills;
  • analyse occupational engagement of individuals, groups and communities and determine occupational issues and potential, using the person, occupation and environment framework;
  • construct client-centred occupational goals that promote the benefits of occupational engagement to enhance wellbeing and identity to individuals and community groups and report findings professionally;
  • describe, analyse and reflect on the various contexts and cultures of the local region which influence occupation, health and well-being and the links between occupations in the local context and health and well being.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%)
  • Case study analysis - (50%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; 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 workshops.

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


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Philippa Lawrence, Mrs Jackie Eagers
Lecturers: Mrs Philippa Lawrence, Mrs Jackie Eagers.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 22 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 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.