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OT2006 - Occupational Performance: Facilitation and Evaluation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to level 2 Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy IHCAP and Occupational Therapy Honours students.

This subject provides students with an appreciation of the unique role of Occupational Therapy in advocating and ensuring occupational performance for all clients across the lifespan and across disabilities. Connections between occupation and wellbeing will be explored by applying theory to practice in different contexts. Students will complete a practical experience within a community organisation where they will facilitate and evaluate occupational opportunities with clients. The focus of this subject will include mental health, physical rehab, aged care, children, disability services, and health promotion intervention, where occupational performance effects well-being. This subject will build on clinical reasoning skills and provide opportunities for students to reflect on decisions and practice skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply theoretical knowledge to develop interventions that promote occupational performance and quality of life;
  • implement group and individual occupation based interventions;
  • demonstrate effective clinical reasoning and evidence based practice in relation to specified client groups;
  • demonstrate effective independent learning and group-work skills;
  • conduct and analyse occupational profiles and evaluate occupational performance across age ranges in order to determine client-centred goals for group interventions.
Prerequisites: OT1005


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Professor Matthew Yau, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Professor Matthew Yau, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours lectures - 1 x 2 hr lecture for the first 7 weeks
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 35 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (30% - 50%); presentations (15% - 25%); tutorial attendance and participation (%); essays (25% - 50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of practical and tutorial components (= minimum 40hours clinical experience) Evidence of current first aid certificate including current CPR certificate prior to week 12. Students must achieve 40% in their final exam to pass the subject.

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.