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OT2011 - Physical Determinants of Occupation

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

Available to occupational therapy students only. Subject to commence in 2013.

The purpose of this subject is for students to develop professional skills and competencies in assessment, measurement, intervention planning and implementation of enabling strategies to address personal physical factors which impact on engagement in occupation.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply anatomy and physiology knowledge to the analysis of physical factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • apply knowledge of life span development to the analysis of physical factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • demonstrate competence in measurement, assessment & analysis of physical factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • identify appropriate enabling strategies to address issues of physical limitation through the use of evidence based practice;
  • demonstrate competence in professional documentation relating to the physical determinates of occupation.
Prerequisites: OT1012 AND BM1031 AND BM1032


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mrs Louise Myles, Mrs Jackie Eagers
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - 1 hr per week
  • 13 hours tutorials - 1 hr per week
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hrs per week
  • 25 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 35%); other exams (% - 35%); professional report of worksite visit (% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance at tutorials and workshops is compulsory. All assessment materials must be submitted to pass the subject. A grade of 40% or more on the practical and final exam must be achieved to pass the subject overall.

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.