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OT3011 - Enhancing Practice Capabilities

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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 further developing this knowledge for application in contemporary practice contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply skills and knowledge gained in previous years to specific areas of contemporary practice;
  • demonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills necessary for the development and delivery of occupational therapy assessment and intervention;
  • 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;
  • examine and discuss the occupational therapy role across a range of practice fields with an emphasis on tropical, regional, rural and remote locations.
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 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Daniel Lowrie, Ms Elizabeth Meechan, <Person not found>, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Daniel Lowrie, Ms Elizabeth Meechan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - 1 x 2 hr lecture per week for 13 weeks
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 3 hr workshop per week for 13 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (60%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, students must attend and participate in 80% of the workshops, submit all pieces of assessment, achieve a minimum average of 50% across all practice portfolio items, achieve a minimum of 50% in the viva (oral) exam and achieve a minimum of 50% 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.