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OT3011 - Enhancing Practice Capabilities

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This is subject is only available to students enrolled in occupational therapy.

The purpose of this subject is to equip students with necessary knowledge and skills for practice in a range of clinical areas relevant to the local region. This subject will build on knowledge gained in second year with regard to personal and contextual determinants of occupation, developing this knowledge for application in contemporary practice contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply evidence based practice principles in supporting clinical decision making;
  • synthesise knowledge of the physical, cognitive, psycho-emotional and contextual determinants of occupation in shaping holistic occupational therapy assessment and intervention;
  • demonstrate high quality clinical reasoning skills necessary for the development and delivery of occupational therapy assessment, intervention and evaluation processes;
  • translate professional theoretical knowledge to contemporary practice situations as needed to construct and implement robust intervention strategies.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Oral > Viva - (40%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (60%) - Individual.

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; achieve at least 50% for across all practice portfolio parts, and in the viva (oral exam); participate in at least 80% of scheduled workshops.

Prerequisites: HS2401 AND HS2402 AND HS2403 AND (OT2013 OR OT2003) AND (OT2014 OR OT2004) AND (OT2015 OR (OT2011 AND OT2012) OR (RH2001 AND OT2006)) AND RH2002


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Susan Melchert
Lecturers: Dr Daniel Lowrie, Mrs Susan Melchert, Ms Elizabeth Meechan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours specialised - Workshops
  • 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.