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OT2015 - Physical and Cognitive-neurological Determinants of Occupation

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to occupational therapy students only. Students must have completed all level 1 prerequisite subjects.

This subject will provide students with a thorough understanding of the physical and cognitive-neurological factors of human performance and how they influence engagement in occupation. The role of occupational therapists in empowering engagement in occupation through addressing physical and cognitive-neurological factors through assessment, and enabling strategies will be the focus of this subject. This subject draws on first year Occupational Therapy, Anatomy, Physiology and Life Span Development. 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 physical and cognitive-neurological factors which impact on engagement in occupation.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply anatomy and physiology knowledge to the analysis of physical and cognitive-neurological factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • apply knowledge of life span development to the analysis of physical and cognitive-neurological factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • demonstrate competence in measurement, assessment and analysis of physical and cognitive-neurological factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • identify and apply appropriate enabling strategies to address issues of physical and cognitive-neurological dysfunction through the use of evidence based practice;
  • demonstrate competence in professional behaviour, thinking and documentation relating to the physical and cognitive-neurological determinates of occupation.
Prerequisites: BM1031 AND BM1032 AND HS1003 AND HS1401 AND (OT1011 OR OT1001) AND (OT1012 OR OT1005) AND RH1002 AND RH1004


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mrs Louise Myles, Mrs Jackie Eagers
Lecturers: Mrs Louise Myles, Mrs Jackie Eagers.
Workload expectations:
  • 52 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 18 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%); online mini quiz (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, students must: complete and submit all assessment materails; attend at least 80% of tutorials and 80% of workshops; complete practice education hours; achieve a grade of 40% or more on the final exam; obtain a minimum of 50% overall. For students to undertake this subject evidence of current first aid certificate including current CPR certificate must be submitted by the start of study period one.

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.